New York, East
31 May 2000
A MINTON MAJOLICA FIGURAL SWEETMEAT 'HOLDERS'
Date cypher for 1861, impressed uppercase mark, A and +, shape no. 903
Modelled as an open shell surmounted by a neoclassical bust of a maiden, a snail at her right and a salamander below, on a short circular foot
6½in. (16.5cm.) high
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See anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 11 March, 1997, lot 168, for a similiar matched pair.
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