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A PAIR OF MINTON PORCELAIN SEVRES STYLE TURQUOISE-GROUND VASES AND COVERS
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A PAIR OF MINTON PORCELAIN SEVRES STYLE TURQUOISE-GROUND VASES AND COVERS

DATE CYPHERS FOR 1862, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE AND ERMINE CROWN MARKS, IMPRESSED CYPHERS, THE PAINTING POSSIBLY BY THOMAS ALLEN

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A PAIR OF MINTON PORCELAIN SEVRES STYLE TURQUOISE-GROUND VASES AND COVERS
DATE CYPHERS FOR 1862, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE AND ERMINE CROWN MARKS, IMPRESSED CYPHERS, THE PAINTING POSSIBLY BY THOMAS ALLEN
Each modeled after the Sèvres form Vase Antique Ferré dit 'de Fontenoy', finely painted front and back with pastoral scenes after Boucher including Les amans surpris, L'agréable leçon, Le panier misterieux and Les deux Confidentes, the sides with trophies featuring symbols of music, theater, hunting, gardening and love
22 ½ in. (57.1 cm.) high
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 14 May 1998, lot 197.

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Lot Essay

For another vase of this form painted by Allen, see P. Atterbury & M. Batkin, The Dictionary of Minton, Woodbridge, 1990, p. 256, fig. 48. It is possible that this pair of vases was shown on the large Minton stand at the International Exhibition in London of 1862. See www.christies.com for further information.

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