The bowls have been transformed in the French manner to serve as a garniture of objets d'art, and are displayed on Roman style altar-tripod stands, whose monopodiae comprise serpent-tailed draco formed as imperial Chinese tail-tied dragons. Around 1800 such ornament was popularised by the Chinese embellishment of George 1V's Marine Pavilion, Brighton, where such addorsed dragons featured in an 1820 design for the Music Room window-pelmets ( J. Morley, The Making of the Royal Pavilion Brighton, London, 1984,fig 259). Such ormolu stands for display porcelain were provided by dealers such as the 'Chinaman' Edward Holmes Baldock (d.1845) and Robert Fogg (d.1828) 'Chinaman to his Majesty'; and many of them were manufactured under the direction of Benjamin Vulliamy, who had served as 'Furniture Man' to George 1V, when Prince of Wales.
A possible manufacturer for these stands could also be the 'bronzist' Samuel Parker Junior (d. c. 1843) of the 'Bronze and Iron Bronze Works', Argyll Street, who executed in 1822 George 1V's 'Kylin' clock to the design of Robert Jones. (G. de Bellaigue, 'Samuel Parker and the Vulliamys, puryeors of gilt bronze', Burlington Magazine, January, 1997 pp. 26-37, fig 47)