New York, East
23 May 2001
A PAIR OF MINTON MAJOLICA 'SEA-HORSES WITH SHELLS'
Date cyphers for 1863 and 1864, impressed uppercase marks, shape no. 326, after a model by A. Carrier-Belleuse
Each opposing model of a rearing hippocampus emerging from the sea, mounted by a putto holding a large conch-shell, on waisted ochre and brown oval base
17½in. (44.3cm.) high (2)
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See Paul Atterbury, ed., The Parian Phenomenon, Sommerset, 1989, p. 109, fig. 348 for a study of the model originally executed in parian and celebrated in majolica. Also compare Joan Jones, Minton, Shrewsbury, 1993, p. 143.
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