Vases and ewers of this type were exhibited at the great exhibitions of the period. See The Art Journal illustrated Catalogue of the International Exhibition of 1862, p. 294 for an enamelled vase of this form which was exhibited and considered 'one of the finest works of their class'. At the Vienna exhibition 'jewelled' wares won considerable recognition and Queen Victoria is known to have purchased a group of Copeland 'jewelled' wares. A pair of 'jewelled' vases and a teaset are documented at Osbourn House, one of her favorite residences. See anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 10 October 2001, lot 174 for a pair of similarly 'jewelled' cobalt-blue ground vases and 31 October 2000, lot 221 for a similar teaset presented to Queen Victoria on her birthday 24 May 1854.