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    Sale 2124

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

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 5

    A MINTONS PATE-SUR-PATE PEACOCK-BLUE PILGRIM BOTTLE, 'MARCHAND DE MASQUES'

    DATED 1879, GILT CROWNED GLOBE MARK, SHAPE NO. 1348, SIGNED L.(OUIS) SOLON

    Price Realised  

    A MINTONS PATE-SUR-PATE PEACOCK-BLUE PILGRIM BOTTLE, 'MARCHAND DE MASQUES'
    Dated 1879, gilt crowned globe mark, shape no. 1348, signed L.(ouis) Solon
    Of flask form, the cylindrical neck flanked by gilt enriched lug handles, finely painted and hand-tooled in white slip with a putto seated at a table surrounded by theatrical masks, further masks strung above, the neck, side and foot with pendant arabesque fixtures suspended from drapery and entwined with berried vine
    10¼ in. (26 cm.) high


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    Solon's Illustrated Journal records this vase as one of a pair completed between the 11th of February and the 11th of March 1879.

    See the archival index on page 58 for a period photograph of the present lot. It is interesting to note that the archival image must have been taken that year as it illustrates the work prior to gilding.