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    Sale 2124

    Minton Pâte-sur-Pâte Masterworks from a Distinguished Private Collection

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 22

    A PAIR OF MINTONS PATE-SUR-PATE CHOCOLATE-BROWN VASES, 'BAROMETER'

    DATE CYPHER FOR 1892, GILT CROWNED GLOBE AND IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARKS, SHAPE NO. 3072 AND VARIOUS CYPHERS, BOTH SIGNED L.(OUIS) SOLON

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF MINTONS PATE-SUR-PATE CHOCOLATE-BROWN VASES, 'BAROMETER'
    Date cypher for 1892, gilt crowned globe and impressed uppercase marks, shape no. 3072 and various cyphers, both signed L.(ouis) Solon
    Each of shield shape, the waisted neck and socle enriched with gilt scale pattern, the shoulder flanked by lion-mask and wreath handles, finely painted and hand-tooled in white slip with a maiden and putti emblematic of the Seasons, Spring with putti clambering up a thorny rose stem, Autumn with putti descending, the reverse respectively depicting Summer as a putto sweltering beneath a burning tree and rising sun and Winter as a putto huddling beneath a cloak as snow falls
    13½ in. (34.2 cm.) high (2)


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    Completed between the 11th of October and the 11th of November 1895, Solon's Illustrated Journal records, One pair. bronze gr.(ound) Barometer. The Mintons Shape Book of the same year notes, 'pair, 3072, "Barometer of Love" peacock-blue' and illustrates an uncovered vase of this form. It is also interesting to note that the archival image illustrates the pair prior to gilding.