Pantalone was modelled after the Meissen original by Peter Reinicke from the Duke of Weissenfels series, which was itself based on François Joullain's engraving after Jacques Callot, Habit de Pantalon Ancien, published in Luigi Riccoboni's Histoire du Théâtre Italien in 1728.
An example from the Alex Leiser, Berlin collection of Frankenthal porcelain was sold by Herman Ball, Berlin, 26-27th February 1932, lot 519. Further examples are represented in museums, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, published Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky, Frankenthaler Porzellan. Die Plastik, 2008, pp. 222-223 and Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, published Herman Jedding, Europäisches Porzellan, 1971, no. 275.
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