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    Sale 5354

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    13 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 308

    A MINTON MAJOLICA VULTURE TEAPOT AND COVER

    DATE CODE FOR 1873, IMPRESSED MARKS

    Price Realised  

    A MINTON MAJOLICA VULTURE TEAPOT AND COVER
    DATE CODE FOR 1873, IMPRESSED MARKS
    Designed by Colonel Henry Hope Crealock, modelled as a vulture attacking a serpent, painted in coloured glazes, the raptor with pink neck and brown plummage with black wing tips, the green serpent bared fangs, on rocky-moulded base
    9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high (2)


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    A reflection of the Victorian taste for the bizarre combined with a fascination of the natural world, this teapot is a useful novelty created at a time where a new consumer class was booming.

    Colonel Henry Hope Crealock was a professional soldier and skilled draughtsman who recorded animals and events during his military service across the world.

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