Henry Hollins was a pâte-sur-pâte decorator trained by Louis Solon, recorded at the manufactory circa 1872-81. See Elizabeth Aslin and Paul Atterbury, Minton 1798-1910, Exhibition August - October 1976, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1976, p. 108, fig. TG62-70, pl. 93 for a similar centerpiece from a dessert service shown in the Paris Exhibition of 1889. Also see an anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 31 October 2000, lot 263 for a Lawrence Birks example; and an anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 23 April 2004, lot 376 for a pair of similar bottle coolers by Alboin Birks. Compare Masterpieces of Minton, Selected Items from the Minton Museum Collection, Bonhams, London, 23 July 2002, lot 206 for a vase by Henry Hollins.