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    Sale 2159

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

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 105

    A MINTONS PATE-SUR-PATE PEACOCK-BLUE TWO-HANDLED BOTTLE VASE

    DATE CYPHER FOR 1881, GILT CROWNED GLOBE AND IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARKS, INCISED SHAPE NO. 1817

    Price Realised  

    A MINTONS PATE-SUR-PATE PEACOCK-BLUE TWO-HANDLED BOTTLE VASE
    DATE CYPHER FOR 1881, GILT CROWNED GLOBE AND IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARKS, INCISED SHAPE NO. 1817
    Of flask form, the cylindrical neck enriched in gilt and flanked by notched tubular handles, finely painted and hand-tooled in white slip, the central medallion with a river god enriched in metallic tones within a wreath surround flanked by braizers, two putti herm below, the reverse with a ribbon-tied portrait plaque of a putto, the reserve enriched with gilt stars, on a conforming oval foot
    10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) high


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    Also see Bernard Bumpus, Pâte-sur-Pâte, The Art of Ceramic Relief Decoration, 1849-1992, London, 1992, p. 121, fig. 79 for a similar pair decorated by Thomas Mellor.

    Provenance

    Geoffrey A. Godden Collection.
    Dr. and Mrs. Jerome Schwartz Collection, Skinner's, Boston, 12 October 1996, lot 108.


    Literature

    See Geoffrey Godden, Victorian Porcelain, 1961, London, p. 181, fig 86.