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    Sale 2124

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

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 13

    A MINTONS PATE-SUR-PATE OLIVE-GREEN VASE, 'LA VUE'

    DATE CYPHER FOR 1883, GILT CROWNED GLOBE AND IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARKS, SHAPE NO. 1722, SIGNED L.(OUIS) SOLON

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    A MINTONS PATE-SUR-PATE OLIVE-GREEN VASE, 'LA VUE'
    Date cypher for 1883, gilt crowned globe and impressed uppercase marks, shape no. 1722, signed L.(ouis) Solon
    The cylindrical neck decorated in polychrome slip with stylized anthemion on a gilt mosaic ground, flanked by strap loop handles with boss terminals, the body finely painted and hand-tooled in white slip with a continuous frieze emblematic of Vision, the front with a maiden capturing frolicking putti on a raised dais, one putto caged and hidden from their view, the reverse with studious putti reading beneath a pillar shielded from an owl emblematic of Wisdom, above a zig-zag and heart band, the lower body decorated en suite with peacock feathers, the ciruclar foot moulded and enriched with Vitruvian scroll
    16 in. (40.5 cm.) high


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    Between the 11th of January and the 11th of February 1877, Solon's Illustrated Journal records a 'Paire de vases f(on)d. vert br.(un) L'ouie & la vue'. This entry likely corresponds to the present example, however the potting cypher is for six years later.

    A period image of the pair is entered in the photographic albums preserved at Mintons. See the archival index on page 58. The companion vase is similarly composed and depicts a maiden flanked by musical instruments and putti. As such it is a likely match for the subject 'L'ouie' which can be translated as 'Hearing' or 'Audience'.