The present vase is one of four completed in October and November 1894. Solon's Illustrated Journal records 'Paire vases "Mexicains.' Vase ci dessus 'Paire - Roses & Thornes.' (sic.). Entered in December of 1894, The Mintons Shape Book records four vases in two pairs, "Perfume" and "Sound"; "Roses" and "Thorns". See the archival image above for a period photograph of the four vases.
See Christie's, London, 14 November 1966, lot 41, for the vase emblematic of Sight titled 'Roses'. Also compare Masterpieces of Minton, Bonham's, London, 5 October 2004, lot 48 for a pair of this form. For a part service by Alboin Birks incorporating two of these Solon designs and a fifth emblematic of Taste, see The Russell B. Aitken Collection, Christie's, New York, 25 November 2003, lot 361.