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A MINTON MAJOLICA PIGEON-PIE TUREEN AND COVER, the circular body moulded and coloured to simulate yellow wicker-work, resting on the outspread tail-feathers of three fan-tailed pigeons with shaded grey and purple plumage, perched on entwined leafy oak-branches, the tips of the branches curving up the sides of the bowl, the cover modelled with a white pigeon resting on a nest of leaves (tail-feathers of pigeon on cover re-stuck and with chips, cracks to cover and to side of bowl, large chip to one oak-leaf, two pigeons with minute chip to beak), impressed date code for 1859

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A MINTON MAJOLICA PIGEON-PIE TUREEN AND COVER, the circular body moulded and coloured to simulate yellow wicker-work, resting on the outspread tail-feathers of three fan-tailed pigeons with shaded grey and purple plumage, perched on entwined leafy oak-branches, the tips of the branches curving up the sides of the bowl, the cover modelled with a white pigeon resting on a nest of leaves (tail-feathers of pigeon on cover re-stuck and with chips, cracks to cover and to side of bowl, large chip to one oak-leaf, two pigeons with minute chip to beak), impressed date code for 1859
12½in. (32cm.) diam.

Lot Essay

Cf. Minton 1798-1910, Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition catalogue, no. 59; see also an example sold in these Rooms, 20 February 1992, lot 373
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