20 April 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,375
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A MINTONS TURQUOISE-GROUND QUINTAL VASE
Circa 1870, blue painter's H., designed by Dr. Christopher Dresser
Based on the Dutch tulipière form, each 'finger' enameled front and back in the cloisonné style with a peacock feather above a crab or a butterfly, supported by dolphin masks, on a shaped base
6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) high
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For an example dated 1868, see Sotheby's, New York, 27 April 2006, lot 276. Also see W. Halén, Christopher Dresser, London, 1993, p. 124, fig. 131 for similar butterflies designed by Dresser circa 1867 for Minton & Co.
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