Auguste Riffaterre is recorded as a student at the Municiple 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. See anon. sale, William Doyle, New York, 6 June 2001 for a similar pair and anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 12 March 1997, lot 121 for a pair decorated with identical subjects executed on Berlin (K.P.M.) porcelain.