20 April 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A PAIR OF MINTON COBALT-BLUE GROUND 'NEW DRESDEN' POT-POURRI VASES AND COVERS
Of neo-rococo form, the pierced quatrefoil cover surmounted by a putto holding a flower garland, painted front and back with 18th century views emblematic of the Seasons, identified at the lower left, above corresponding sprays of fruit and flowers, raised on four scroll feet
17½ in. (44.4 cm.) high (4)
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See G. Godden, Minton Pottery & Porcelain of the First Period 1793-1850, New York, 1968, the dust jacket cover and fig. 122 for an example of this model and the corresponding archival drawing from The Minton Book of Ornamental Shapes, no. 219.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 20 April 2005, lot 128.
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