For a similar group see Tamara Préaud and Antoine d'Albis, La Porcelaine de Vincennes (Paris, 1991), pp. 124-125, no. 47, where they point out that this group was originally known as Enfants se Mordant. The sales record shows examples of groups of this name sold at 12 livres each, with rejects sold at 2 livres each.
This group is modelled in manner of the sculptor François Duquesnoy (1597-1643). For a similar group in the David Collection, Copenhagen, see Svend Eriksen, The David Collection French Porcelain Catalogue (Copenhagen 1980), no. 18b. See a pair of bronzes with similar putti sold by Hôtel Drouot, Paris, on 15th June 1979, lot 63 after the sculptor Jean-Michel Claude (called Clodion, 1738-1814).