The companion vase for the present example was retained by the Mintons Museum until 1999. See Art and Industry, Selected items form the Royal Crown Derby and Mintons Museums, Sotheby's, London, 8 November 1999, lot 63. Also see, P. Atterbury and M. Batkin, The Dictionary of Minton, Suffolk, 1990, p. 294 where the companion vase is illustrated above the biographical entry for Frederick Alfred Rhead.
The Minton Estimate Book for the Paris 1878 Exhibition notes F.A. Rhead as the artist for this pair and lists an impressive sum of thirty-five guineas as the manufacturing cost. Rhead is also well remembered for his work at Wedgwood including the monumental Gladstone Vase of 1887.
For background information on the Sèvres model see R. Savill, The Wallace Collection Catalogue of Sèvres Porcelain, vol. I, p. 231, note 3f.