Auguste Riffaterre is recorded as a student at the Municipal School, Limoges in the late 1880's. See Bernard Bumpus, Pâte-sur-Pâte, The Art of Ceramic Relief Decoration, 1849-1992, p. 88-89 and fig. 55 for another example of his work. Also see anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 12 March 1997, lot 121 and anon. sale, Chrisite's, New York, 20 April 2005, lot 144 for similar examples.