The design for the vases is illustrated in The Illustrated Catalogue of the Universal Exhibition of 1867. It reads 'M. Pannier-Laroche, of the Palais Royal, whose many beautiful works are well known to English visitors to Paris, exhibits a large collection of charming objets of painted and decorated porcelain, as well as of crystal, many of which are mounted, chiefly in ormolu. They vie with the best productions of any country, and are painted with great skills by able artists; unquestionably, his "show" adds much to the reputation of France. We engrave (...) a Vase, the body of which exhibits some excellent painting of figure-subjetcs. (...) M. Pannier-Lahoche is a true artist, and personally superintends the works that emanate from his establishment'.