24 April 2002
A MINTONS PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE PEACOCK-BLUE PILGRIM BOTTLE
Circa 1875, impressed uppercase mark, shape no. 1819, signed L. Solon
Finely painted and hand tooled in white slip with a nymph on tip-toe being measured by a putto, the sides decorated with Pompeiian ornaments in polychrome pâte-sur-pâte as torcheres issuing lyres entwined with fronds and vine
10½in. (26.7cm.) high
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