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    Sale 2159

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

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 142

    A MINTON MAJOLICA LYCHEES TEAPOT AND COVER AND A COMPANION SUGAR-BOWL AND COVER

    DATE CYPHER FOR 1869, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARKS, 1349, 1394, AND CYPHERS

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    A MINTON MAJOLICA LYCHEES TEAPOT AND COVER AND A COMPANION SUGAR-BOWL AND COVER
    DATE CYPHER FOR 1869, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARKS, 1349, 1394, AND CYPHERS
    The teapot naturalistically modeled in the form of four conjoined lychée nuts, with leaf and branch form finial, spout and handle; the sugar-bowl and cover en suite modeled as a small gourd
    7 in. (17.7 cm.) wide, the teapot (4)


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    Compare the Harriman Judd Collection of British Pottery, Sotheby's, New York, 22 January 2001, lot 1 for another example. Also see English Majolica from a Private Collection, Sotheby's, New York, 11 March 1997, lot 353 for a part tête-à-tête including an example of this model.