21 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,000
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A MINTON MAJOLICA TURQUOISE-GROUND CHARGER
DATE CYPHER FOR 1866, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK, MODEL NO. 709, A AND VARIOUS CYPHERS
The center molded with a roundel of radiating floral forms, the border with alternating tortoise-shell cartouches and panels of putti holding bows, shields and trumpets
9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) diameter
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The style of this English charger is based on 16th century examples by Bernard Palissy. For a discussion, see Leonard N. Amico, Bernard Palissy, In Search of Eartly Paradise, Paris, 1996, pp. 205-212.
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