21 April 2009
A LARGE MINTONS MAJOLICA BLUE-GROUND VASE, COVER AND FIXED STAND
DATE CYPHERS FOR 1875, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK, 1234 AND CYPHERS, PAINTER'S 1.
Of drum shape, surmounted by a putto playing a pan-pipe, the fluted neck molded with stiff-leaf tips and husks, the shoulder molded with a fret-work band and applied with alternating goat-masks and satyrs suspending garlands of grapevine and berried laurel, on a conforming socle and pierced circular base applied with ram's heads and raised on three monopodia hoof feet
29½ in. (75 cm.) high (2)
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See Christie's, London, 20 February 1992, lot 366 for an example of the comparison model, sold with an associated Mintons majolica pedestal. Also see Majolica Matters, June 2005, p. 12 for images of a matched pair in Linda Horn's Private Collection.
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