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    Sale 1940

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

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 553

    A MINTONS PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE BROWN AND IVORY GROUND RETICULATED CENTERPIECE

    DATE CYPHER FOR 1882, GILT CROWNED GLOBE AND IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARKS, VARIOUS CYPHERS, RETAILER'S RIBBON FOR T. GOODE & CO., LONDON, SIGNED H.H. FOR HENRY HOLLINS

    Price Realised  

    A MINTONS PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE BROWN AND IVORY GROUND RETICULATED CENTERPIECE
    Date cypher for 1882, gilt crowned globe and impressed uppercase marks, various cyphers, retailer's ribbon for T. Goode & Co., London, signed H.H. for Henry Hollins
    With pierced loop gallery and foliate scroll handles, the central rectangular panel finely painted and hand tooled in white slip with two putti as water-bearers in flight and holding a trailing garland, on a brown field within an olive-green frame gilt with entwined ribbon, the reverse with a similar panel of two recumbent putti spilling water from a large vase among tall reeds, flanked by gilt enriched Bérainesque panels, on four scroll feet
    14 in. (35.5 cm.) wide


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    Henry Hollins was a pâte-sur-pâte decorator trained by Louis Solon, recorded at the manufactory circa 1872-81. See Elizabeth Aslin and Paul Atterbury, Minton 1798-1910, Exhibition August - October 1976, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1976, p. 108, fig. TG62-70, pl. 93 for a similar centerpiece from a dessert service shown in the Paris Exhibition of 1889. Also see an anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 31 October 2000, lot 263 for a Lawrence Birks example; and an anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 23 April 2004, lot 376 for a pair of similar bottle coolers by Alboin Birks. Compare Masterpieces of Minton, Selected Items from the Minton Museum Collection, Bonhams, London, 23 July 2002, lot 206 for a vase by Henry Hollins.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. RICHARD SCHILLING, ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS