The factory's first inventory of 1752 lists examples of the present model priced at 60 livres each.
The subject is based on Charles-Simon's ballet-pantomine of 1745, Les Vendanges de Tempé and on Reni Gaillard's engraving L'Agriable leçon after the painting of the same title exhibited at the Salon of 1748. For the engraving see Pierrette Jean-Richard, op. cit., fig. 1029 and S. Ducret, Keramik und Graphik, fig. 214. See also Ruth Berges, Collector's Choice, New York, 1967, pl. 243 for the example in the Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection, sold Christie's New York, 21-22 March 1991, lot 110.
See Linda H. Roth and Clare LeCorbeiller, French Eighteenth-Century Porcelain at the Wadsworth Atheneum, The J. Pierpont Morgan Collection, Wadsworth Atheneaum, 2000, no. 171, pp. 342-345 for a complete discussion of the model and of the differences between the present group and other known examples.