• 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 256

    A MINTON MAJOLICA TURQUOISE-GROUND CISTERN AND STAND

    CIRCA 1860, IMPRESSED MODEL NO. 615, THE MODEL BY PIERRE-EMILE JEANNEST

    Price Realised  

    A MINTON MAJOLICA TURQUOISE-GROUND CISTERN AND STAND
    CIRCA 1860, IMPRESSED MODEL NO. 615, THE MODEL BY PIERRE-EMILE JEANNEST
    Of quatrefoil form, the everted rim molded with cartouches of fruiting grapevine, flanked by triton handles, on a fluted socle and stand applied with four gaping satyr masks above a cabochon band and acanthus scroll feet
    23 in. (58.4 cm.) high, overall (2)


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    Pierre-Emile Jeannest (1813-1857) is recorded as a modeler and designer at Minton from 1848-1854. Prior to joining to the factory he is thought to have worked at the studio of Count d'Orsay.

    For an example of this form located at the Victoria & Albert Museum, dated 1856 and painted by Thomas Kirkby, see P. Atterbury and M. Batkin, The Dictionary of Minton, Suffolk, 1990, p. 59.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ROSALIE WISE SHARP