Eugène-Louis Sieffert is recorded as a painter at Sèvres 1881-1887; 1894-1898.
See Marie-Noëlle Pinot de Villechenon, Sèvres Porcelain from the Sèvres Museum 1740 to the Present Day, London, 1993, p. 90 for an uncovered example decorated in pâte-sur-pâte by Gély. For the same example also see Marcelle Brunet and Tamara Préaud, Sèvres des origines à nos jours, p. 270, pl. LXX.
The form of the present lot is based on a Renaissance rock-crystal vase made in Milan and now in the Galerie d'Apollon in the Louvre.