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A MINTONS BLUE AND CREAM EARTHENWARE PIGEON-TUREEN AND COVER, the simulated wicker-work body with a transparent glaze and the pigeons, rims and branches enriched in shades of blue (restoration to side of tureen around the tail-feathers of on pigeon, chip to one leaf at base), impressed marks and model number 777, date code for 1872

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A MINTONS BLUE AND CREAM EARTHENWARE PIGEON-TUREEN AND COVER, the simulated wicker-work body with a transparent glaze and the pigeons, rims and branches enriched in shades of blue (restoration to side of tureen around the tail-feathers of on pigeon, chip to one leaf at base), impressed marks and model number 777, date code for 1872
12¼in. (31cm.) wide

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This model, which is known in majolica, is unusual in blue and cream; see footnote to lot 205
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