Edmond-Henri Becker (b. 1871) was a prominent sculptor who designed for the leading jewelers of the art nouveau period, including Boucheron, Aucoc, Pierre Richard, and Maison Lépine. Becker designed and carved the models for several silver objects exhibited by Boucheron at the Paris Exposition of 1900. His Le Jour et La Nuit clock in silver-gilt and boxwood is in the Boucheron Collection, Paris, and is illustrated in Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons, 1895-1914, vol. V, p. 11. This vase is closely related to Becker's silver objects exhibited by La Société des Artistes Françaises in 1904 (see A. Duncan, op. cit., pp. 75-78). The present vase is a rare work by Becker in gold.