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    Sale 2159

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

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 144

    A MINTONS MAJOLICA FISH-FORM TEAPOT AND COVER

    REGISTRY PAD MARK FOR 2 OCTOBER 1878, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK

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    A MINTONS MAJOLICA FISH-FORM TEAPOT AND COVER
    REGISTRY PAD MARK FOR 2 OCTOBER 1878, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK
    The fish of slightly oval form, the cover as its dorsal fin, the spout emerging from his open mouth, a seaweed-form handle with a snail thumbpiece at its back, on a base molded as scrolling waves
    9½ in. (24.1 cm.) wide (2)


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    For similar examples see Christie's, London, 22 May 2003, lot 21 and 4 November 2004, lot 37 and The Harriman Judd Collection, Sotheby's, 22 January 2001, lot 5. Also compare the fish teapots illustrated by M.G. Karmason and J.B. Stacke, Majolica, A Complete History and Illustrated Survey, p. 205 and V. Creil, Minton Majolica, Oxford, 1982, p. 31.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, JUPITER, FLORIDA