Please note only two vases of this form are known. The Jubilee vase earned its title, as it was designed and presented by Minton to Queen Victoria on the occassion of her Golden Jubilee in 1887. Then heralded as 'the greatest triumph of the potter's art ever achieved', it was first exhibited at St. James's Palace in October, prior to being presented to the Queen at Winsdor Castle. See Bernard Bumpus, Pâte-sur-Pâte, The Art of Ceramic Relief Decoration, 1849-1992, 1992, colour plate XX and p. 127. This example is now located at Osborne House.
The present example is thought to be the vase exhibited by A.B. Daniell & Sons at the 1889 Paris Universelle Exposition. Bumpus notes on p. 130-131 that the Minton records list the Exposition Jubilee vase and several other pieces as being supplied to T. Goode and not to A.B. Daniell, 'though it is clear from the press reports that it was Daniell which displayed the vases'. Evidently the two retailers present in Paris came to some kind of agreement. It is also now clear, based on the retailer's mark on the bottom of the piece, that the delivery of the Jubilee vase was always intended for A.B. Daniell & Sons' stand.