This charming vase reflects the taste for fashionable new combinations of materials promoted by Parisian marchands merciers such as Dominique Daguerre. Daguerre had inherited the business of Simon-Philippe Poirier, and, like his predecessor, had a virtual monopoly on access to the products of the Sèvres porcelain factory, which produced many wares such as vases and plaques specifically for being mounted with ormolu or for use with furniture. The use of jasperware for the body of the vase imitates the famous à l'antique wares created by the entrepreneurial Englishman Josiah Wedgwood.
The distinctive female Egyptian masks to the sides recur frequently in the oeuvre of the bronzier François Rémond, (who worked extensively for Daguerre), for instance on the celebrated candelabra supplied by Rémond to Princesse Kinsky (discussed in C. Baulez, 'Le Luminaire de la Princesse Kinsky', Estampille L'Objet d'Art, May 1991, pp. 84-99), and on a set of four candelabra sold from the Champalimaud Collection, Christie's, London, 7 July 2005, lot 160.