Kändler first modelled this type of leaping stag in 1747, and the 1st October 1753 inventory of Count Brühl's Konditorei lists 4 grosse springende Hirsche. A similar example in Schloss Moritzburg is illustrated by Carl Albiker, Die Meissener Porzellantiere im 18. Jahrhundert (Berlin, 1959), no. 201. A similar example was sold in these Rooms on 6th April 1981, lot 219, and a pair were sold on 30th June 1986, lot 16. Also see K. Berling, Meissen, Commemorative Edition (1911), p. 27, fig 35 for a similar example.