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    Sale 1983

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art And Ceramics

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 296

    A MINTON MAJOLICA BLUE-GROUND NAUTILUS CENTERPIECE

    DATE CYPHER FOR 1871, IMPRESSED MODEL NO. 992

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    A MINTON MAJOLICA BLUE-GROUND NAUTILUS CENTERPIECE
    DATE CYPHER FOR 1871, IMPRESSED MODEL NO. 992
    Modeled as a scantily clad nymph seated at the curve of a nautilus shell molded in relief with putti and another maiden at the 'bow', supported by two addorsed tritons, on an oval base molded with sea plants
    20¾ in. (52.7 cm.) high


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    This model was shown at the London Exhibition of 1862. See The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue of the International Exhibition, London 1862, p. 126 for line drawings of Minton wares, including the present form.