21 April 2009
PROPERTY FROM A CALIFORNIA ESTATE
This lot is offered without a reserve
THREE MINTONS PORTRAIT CHARGERS
DATE CYPHERS FOR 1880 AND 1882, THE PAINTING DATED 1883 AND 1884, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARKS AND CYPHERS, IMPRESSED 15, VARIOUS IRON-RED NUMERALS, ONE WITH PAPER LABEL FOR HOWELL & JAMES' ART POTTERY EXHIBITION, 1884, ALL SIGNED E. MOIRA
Each finely painted with a member of the Horrocks family, including Mrs. Edgeworth Horrocks, Bessie Horrocks and her cat, and Major Edgeworth Horrocks beside his coat-of-arms and the motto INDUSTRIA ET SPE
15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.) diameter (3)
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China-painting exhibitions were held by Howell & James in their Regent Street galleries from 1876 until the mid-1880's. Both royalty and aristocrats were patrons of the exhibitions, which were judged by members of the Royal Academy.
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