• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

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

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 233

    A MINTONS PATE-SUR-PATE OLIVE-GREEN ELEPHANT-HANDLED VASE

    DATE CYPHER FOR 1888, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE AND GILT CROWNED MARKS, RETAILER'S LABEL FOR T. GOODE & CO., LONDON, SHAPE NO. 2860

    Price Realised  

    A MINTONS PATE-SUR-PATE OLIVE-GREEN ELEPHANT-HANDLED VASE
    Date cypher for 1888, impressed uppercase and gilt crowned marks, retailer's label for T. Goode & Co., London, shape no. 2860
    In the Aesthetic taste, of baluster form, the neck flanked by gilt and platinum enriched elephant's head handles, the body painted and hand-tooled in polychrome slip with a fruiting peach branch, on a faux ormolu foot
    14½ in. (36.8 cm.) high


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    See B. Bumpus, Pâte-sur-Pâte, London, 1992, p. 111, fig. 69 for another example decorated with fruiting peach branches.