29 October 2002
A MINTONS ART NOUVEAU CERAMIC JARDINIÈRE
Date cypher for 1898, black printed globe and uppercase raised marks, impressed shape no. 3329, probably designed by Léon V. Solon
Relief-moulded with exotic blossoms in the Art Nouveau taste and reserved on a foliate block-printed ground, the mouth with stylized tendrils and pendant swags
17in. (43.1cm.) diam.
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