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    Sale 2159

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

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 104

    A MINTONS PATE-SUR-PATE OLIVE-GREEN SEMI-CIRCULAR PLAQUE, 'VERITÉ'

    1877, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK, SIGNED L.(OUIS) SOLON

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    Estimate

    A MINTONS PATE-SUR-PATE OLIVE-GREEN SEMI-CIRCULAR PLAQUE, 'VERITÉ'
    1877, impressed uppercase mark, signed L.(ouis) Solon
    Emblematic of perception, finely painted and hand-tooled in white slip with a central nude beauty seated on a marbleized mound above theatrical masks, holding two hand mirrors before clustered putti, the triad at the left receiving the reflection with joy and enthusiasm, while the group at the right cowers in shame or defiantly rebels
    15 in. (38 cm.) wide, within a velvet and giltwood frame


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    A description and title for the present lot is entered in Solon's Plaques et Travaux, faits en extraordinaire ledger, Report 88 under the header Reglé or Production 30th of July 1877. His margin notes record 'Phillips - 'Miror [sic] frame', thus a likely commission delivered to the august London retailer. Please note there were no other semi-circular plaques mentioned in the ledger or currently extant.

    Provenance

    Dr. and Mrs. Jerome Schwartz Collection, Skinner's, Boston, 12 October 1996, lot 90.