One of the earliest vases produced by the Vincennes factory, the vase Duplessis was made in an assortment of sizes and with variations to the decoration and modelling. In comparing the present example with those in the collection of the Louvre, it is apparent that the arrangement of encusted flowers was to a standard pattern, although each flower was individually modelled.
Cf. Tamara Praud and Antoine d'Albis, La Porcelaine de Vincennes, Paris, 1991, fig. 62; Tamara Praud and Antoine Fa-Hall, Porcelaines de Vincennes; Les Origines de Svres, Paris, 1977, figs. 422-425; William B. Honey, French Porcelain, pl. 52 for a garniture of three vases in the Victoria & Albert Museum, Fitzhenry Gift (c357-359-1909); and two variant examples from The Collection of Elizabeth Parke Firestone; sold Christie's, New York, 21-22 March 1991, lots 165 and 167; and another from a New England Collection; sold Christie's, New York, 5 May 1999, lot 3.