The model for this vase was introduced by Pierre-Elisabeth de Fontanieu in 1770 in a book of vases entitled Collection de Vases Inventés, et Dessinés Par Mr de Fontanieu.... A surviving plaster model is illustrated in G. de Bellaigue, French Porcelain in the Collection of her Majesty the Queen, London, 2009, vol. 1, p. 377, fig. 86.6. A pair of vases of the same model was sold Sotheby's, London, 22 November 2005, lot 40A.
For a larger example of similar form with the nearly identical gilt decoration, see a vase formerly in the The Christner Collection, sold Christie's, New York, 23 May 1995, lot 41.