Worcester first presented this model at the 1871-72 International Exhibition in London. See The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue of the International Exhibition 1871, Second Division, p. 59, for a line drawing and description. The scenes on the present pair of vases are based upon 18th century Chinese watercolors. For two similar watercolors entitled Le Tourneur and Garnissage d'un four in the Muse Het Princesshof, Leeuwarden, Pay-Bas, see Jean d'Albis and Cleste Romanet, la porcelaine de Limoges, Paris, 1980, pp. 226 and 228, figs. 256 and 258.