• 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 244

    A MINTON MAJOLICA 'PROTAT' EWER

    DATE CYPHER FOR 1865, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK, SHAPE NO. 900 AND VARIOUS CYPHERS, DESIGNED BY HUGHES PROTÂT

    Price Realised  

    A MINTON MAJOLICA 'PROTAT' EWER
    DATE CYPHER FOR 1865, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK, SHAPE NO. 900 AND VARIOUS CYPHERS, DESIGNED BY HUGHES PROTÂT
    Of barrel form surmounted by four reveling Bacchic putti, the handles and terminal formed as a spiraling grapevine, the socle molded with a cluster of grapes, the rims edged in yellow
    15 in. (38 cm.) high


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    For a period engraving of the model, see The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue for the International Exhibition 1862, London, p. 8. Also see M.G. Karmason with J.B. Stacke, Majolica, A Complete History and Illustrated Survey, New York, 1989, p. 41 who notes that the present model is sometimes referred to as 'a Palissy vase'.