Johann Christian Hennicke served as the chief operating officer of the Meissen factory under the directorship of Count Brühl. See Meissener Porzellan des 18.Jahrhunderts, Katalog der Sammlung Hoffmeister, Hamburg, 1999, pp. 532-533, no. 350-351; pp. 592-593, no. 15 for a discussion of the service to which the present spoons originally belonged and the man for which it was originally made.