A similar beaker, cover and saucer from the De Sypesteyn Museum, Loosdrecht, is illustrated by Scheurleer, op.cit, fig. 130; see also a pair from the Basil and Hon. Mrs Ionides Collection, illustrated by Jourdain and Jenyns, op.cit. p. 114, fig. 81; and the set from Musee Guimet, in Hervouet and Bruneau, op.cit, p. 226, no. 9.94 Beurdeley, op.cit., cat. 17 illustrates a similar beaker and cover formerly in the C.T. Loo Collection, and notes that 'Tradition holds that the first model was intended for Louis XIV, direct descandant of Louis IX' The inscription may be translated 'The Empire of Virtue is established till the end of the universe'