One of a pair of vases of the same form in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, is illustrated by Marcelle Brunet and Tamara Préaud, Sévres (Fribourg, 1978), p. 214, no. 269. The friezes on the present vases are reminiscent of works by Jean-Jacques Lagrenée, who was employed by Sèvres in 1785 to supply designs for Marie-Antoinette's Dairy at Rambouillet, having spent four years in Rome, studying Roman wall paintings in particular. For one of a pair of vases of related form, with lion masks instead of snake handles (Vase Étrusque à Bandeau), decorated with similar grisaille friezes of classical figures after a gouache by Lagrenée, see Brunet and Préaud ibid., p. 213, no. 267.
Henry-François Vincent (le jeune, later père) was a gilder at Sèvres from 1753 to 1800.
A detail of these vases is illustrated on page 65.