• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 11628

    THE OPULENT EYE:19TH CENTURY FURNITURE, SCULPTURE, WORKS OF ART, CERAMIC & CARPETS

    19 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 146

    A PAIR OF MINTON PORCELAIN TURQUOISE-GROUND QUADRUPLE SPILL VASES

    DATE CYPHER FOR 1869, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK, MODEL NO. 1477 AND II, DESIGNED BY CHRISTOPHER DRESSER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF MINTON PORCELAIN TURQUOISE-GROUND QUADRUPLE SPILL VASES
    DATE CYPHER FOR 1869, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK, MODEL NO. 1477 AND II, DESIGNED BY CHRISTOPHER DRESSER
    Painted with beetles and daisies, the rims with bands of key and dot motif enclosed by gilt bands, raised on gilt ball feet
    5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    A similar blue-ground daisy and beetle spill vase was exhibited The Fine Art Society, Truth Beauty Power, The Designs of Dr Christopher Dresser, The John Scott Collection, Cat. 18. Another example of this same 'complex' tubular shape, is illustrated J. Jones, Minton, The First Two Hundred Years of Design and Production, Shrewsbury, 1983, p. 90.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, ATLANTA