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The stopper or bung is in the form of a Bacchanalian putto with grapes and leaves around his body and head. He balances a tea bowl and saucer on his head.
With the original gilt metal and wooden tap
The Davids Collection, Copenhagen, P.89 no.30. for a barrel with its own porcelain supporting stand, chinoiserie decoration by Stadler, no stopper, dated 1725 in under-glaze blue. early lime green rims to both ends of the barrel. this is perhaps the earliest model known before a separate support is designed
The Louvre Museum Paris, illustrated inb Exhibition catalogue: Pagodes et Dragons, Musee Cermuschi, Paris, 2007 P.197 no.82. for a Meissen Barrel and stand (no stopper), with chinoiserie decoration in the style of Stadler, Circa 1725-30
Morley-Fletcher, Hugo, Meissen: P.34, Chinoiserie decoration early figural stopper and figueral stand Circa 1730, in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich
Dr. Erika Pauls Eisenbeiss, The Pauls-Eisenbeiss Collection, German Porcelain of the 18th century Vol.1.,PP.522-3, where the designer of the figural stopper is discussed
The Wark Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain in the Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, Florida. No.43, Circa 1740, with Watteauesque decoration and Kandler figures on the base and as a stopper