• 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 31

    A PAIR OF MINTON COBALT-BLUE GROUND 'NEW DRESDEN' POT-POURRI VASES AND COVERS

    CIRCA 1838

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF MINTON COBALT-BLUE GROUND 'NEW DRESDEN' POT-POURRI VASES AND COVERS
    CIRCA 1838
    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.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 20 April 2005, lot 128.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (lot 31)