London, South Kensington
24 May 2007
A MINTON BOTANICAL RETICULATED PART DESSERT-SERVICE
YEAR CYPHERS FOR 1874 AND 1875, IMPRESSED MARKS AND REGISTRATION MARKS FOR 1874, PAINTED PATTERN NO. 91876
Each piece finely painted, perhaps by William Mussill, with a variant exotic orchid, the gilt enriched border alternating pierced key-pattern panels, comprising: a high comport, four low comports, twenty plates and a base to a comport
The plates 9½ in. (24.1 cm.) diam.
By repute, Sir Moses Montefiore, Baronet
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
William Mussill (1828-1906) is recorded as an artist specialising in botantical and ornithological compositions in the Barbotine style at Minton from 1870 until 1900.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
The story of the French factory founded in the 18th century, from evolutions in style to the monarchs who gladly waited years for their commissions to be created
European Ceramics specialist Dominic Simpson on porcelain’s first appearance in Europe in the 18th century, which pieces to seek out and how to spot a fake
Ahead of a sale of works from their comprehensive collection, the couple describe how they began to acquire art after moving to Delhi in the early 1990s
Patek expert John Reardon on why devotees of the Swiss brand never settle for less than the best — illustrated with outstanding examples offered at Christie’s