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    Sale 5354

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    13 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 306

    A MINTON MAJOLICA CENTREPIECE

    DATE CODE FOR 1873, IMPRESSED MARKS

    Price Realised  

    A MINTON MAJOLICA CENTREPIECE
    DATE CODE FOR 1873, IMPRESSED MARKS
    The shell-moulded bowl flanked by handles formed as mermaids, their heads raised and arms crossed, holding garlands of seaweed, supported on a shaped oval base
    18 in. (45.6 cm.) long


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    This design was chosen by the factory to represent their majolica at several important exhibitions including South Kensington (1871), Vienna (18730 and Philadelphia (1876)

    Cf. Nicholas M. Dawes Majolica (New York, 1990) p. 86

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage