A similar coffee-pot in the Rijksmuseum is illustrated by C.J.A. Jörg and J. van Campen, Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Catalogue, p. 275, fig. 318a. Fig. 318b illustrates an example of a Delft Faïence prototype based on a silver model, and also in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Another example is in the Groninger Museum, illustrated by D.F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chine de Commande, London, 1974, pl. 128; and an example from the Hodroff collection, in D.S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, London, 1994, pl. 167, p. 154.
C.J.A. Jörg and J. van Campen mention in their catalogue that at the end of the 17th Century, when drinking coffee came into fashion, the first coffee-pots after metal examples with a tapering form were ordered in Japan. The Chinese started to make them soon afterwards and embellished them with a European subject.