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    Sale 2124

    Minton Pâte-sur-Pâte Masterworks from a Distinguished Private Collection

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 10

    A MINTONS PATE-SUR-PATE OLIVE-GREEN TWO-HANDLED BOTTLE VASE, 'ORCHIDEES.'

    DATE CYPHER FOR 1881, GILT CROWNED GLOBE AND IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK, SHAPE NO. 1819 AND VARIOUS CYPHERS, SIGNED L.(OUIS) SOLON

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    A MINTONS PATE-SUR-PATE OLIVE-GREEN TWO-HANDLED BOTTLE VASE, 'ORCHIDEES.'
    Date cypher for 1881, gilt crowned globe and impressed uppercase mark, shape no. 1819 and various cyphers, signed L.(ouis) Solon
    Of flask form, the striated cylindrical neck and foliate collared shoulder flanked by notched tubular gilt handles, finely painted and hand-tooled in white slip with a nymph sweeping a putto aside with a large orchid leaf, the oval foot with a beaded geometric band
    10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high


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    Solon's Illustrated Journal records this vase as one of a pair completed between the 11th of June and the 11th of July 1881. Solon visits the subject of Love being swept away through-out his career, but seldom with as gentle a touch as depicted here on the 'Orchid' vase.