• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 356

    A MINTONS TURQUOISE-GROUND QUINTAL VASE

    CIRCA 1870, BLUE PAINTER'S H., DESIGNED BY DR. CHRISTOPHER DRESSER

    Price Realised  

    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.