From a series of 16 musicians modelled by J.J. Kaendler with the help of F.E. Meyer between 1750 and 1760. The inspiration for the series came from the orchestra of the Dresden Opera which was world renowned at that time.
Another example of this model is illustrated in Patricia Brattig (ed.), Meissen Barockes Porzellan (2010), no. 38.
The Hasse Collection, sold Bonhams 8 October 2014.