Marian Marchun acquired this vase and other porcelain pieces about 1965 from her stepfather, Leslie A. Forster, of Berthoud, Colorado. Mr. Forster’s first wife was Cora DeFrance. Cora DeFrance had purchased an entire dinnerware set of blank Limoges pieces while on a tour through Europe around 1913. She had the set shipped back to her home in Berthoud. Although her artistic talents were self-taught, once back home, Cora painted them herself. This vase was part of that set. Other pieces from this set were donated to the Berthoud Historical Society.