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A MINTONS TURQUOISE-GROUND CENTERPIECE, EMBLEMATIC OF SCIENCE
A MINTONS TURQUOISE-GROUND CENTERPIECE, EMBLEMATIC OF SCIENCE

DATE CYPHER FOR 1876, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK, THE STAND SHAPE NO. 1934, THE FIGURE SHAPE NO. 470, AFTER A MODEL BY T.N. MACLEAN

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A MINTONS TURQUOISE-GROUND CENTERPIECE, EMBLEMATIC OF SCIENCE
DATE CYPHER FOR 1876, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK, THE STAND SHAPE NO. 1934, THE FIGURE SHAPE NO. 470, AFTER A MODEL BY T.N. MACLEAN
Science, as a muse holding a globe and caliper, on a cylindircal stand enriched with gilt guillouche bands, on a short stem, the concave stand raised on four strap feet, each enriched with gilt trellis and diaper trimmed by bands of key-pattern
20½ in. (52 cm.) high

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Thomas Nelson Maclean (British, 1845 - 1894) noted as a Pre-Raphaelite sculpture and painter working in a variety of media. See Paul Atterbury, ed., The Parian Phenomenon, Sommerset, 1989, p. 120, fig. 422 for a record of the model originally executed in parian.
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