These vases appear in a watercolor by Jean-Baptiste Fortune de Fournier (1798-1864), an artist who worked for Napoleon III and exhibited at the Salons of 1843 and 1864. Eight interior views of The Tuilleries are recorded by him as well as a portrait of Napoleon III. The watercolor illustrating the Rothschild vases, as well as three others illustrating mostly jewelry, was included in the sale of some of the contents of the château de Ferrières, Baron Alphonse's home.
The design for a similar base of a vase by Vasters is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (E.3275-1919). In the opinion of Miriam Krautwurst, Vasters restored an object for which he had designed the base, while the objects themselves appear more likely to be the work of Alfred André.