• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

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

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 267

    A MINTON MAJOLICA FOUNTAIN BASIN

    DATE CYPHER FOR 1870, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK AND CYPHERS, FAINTLY INCISED 1068

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    A MINTON MAJOLICA FOUNTAIN BASIN
    DATE CYPHER FOR 1870, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK AND CYPHERS, FAINTLY INCISED 1068
    The rim of the wide bowl molded with daisies above a wide band of trellis, the lower-body with stiff-leaf tips, its pedestal foot with four cabochons suspending berried ribbon-tied swags
    23 1/8 in. (58.7 cm.) wide


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    This form was originally made as part of a two-tier fountain with a dolphin support (model 1207). For an illustration see M.G. Karmason with J.B. Stacke, Majolica, A Complete History and Illustrated Survey, New York, 2002, p. 220.