The present tureen and cover exhibit various distinctive characteristics evident in 18th-century princely services made by the Meissen manufactory during the reign of Augustus III. The tureen and cover from the 'Elizabeth' service is similarly set on four scroll feet, applied with female bust handles and painted on either side with a scroll-edged cartouche depicting a topographical scene (see Ulrich Pietsch and Claudia Banz in Triumph of the Blue Swords, Meissen Porcelain for Aristocracy and Bourgeoisie, 1710-1815
, p. 135). Additionally, the crown knop on the present example parallels the knops of covers on tureens in diplomatic services commissioned by Augustus III, such as the 'Münchhausen' service (illustrated ibid,
p. 291), the 'Bernstorff' service (illustrated by Maureen Cassidy-Geiger in Fragile Diplomacy,
p. 185, fig. 8-20) and the service made for the king of Denmark, Frederik V (illustrated ibid,
p. 186, fig. 8-21).
A tureen and cover similar to the present example is illustrated by Laurence Mitchell in Meissen, Collector's Catalogue, p. 139, cat. no. B136, where the author refers to this model being after Johann Joachim Kändler. A pair of similar tureens and covers were sold at Sotheby's, London, December 2, 2008, lot 285. Another single was example was sold at Bonham's, Los Angeles, June 14, 2011, lot 4548.