London, South Kensington
12 June 2003
Two English porcelain chimney busts
Circa 1830, probably Minton
Quarter-length with flat backs, modelled as a King, wearing brown top gilt with thistles, with ornately-decorated yellow, orange and gilt sleeves and pale-blue cape painted with pink rose-heads within a gilt check pattern, and a noblemen, wearing black helmet surmounted by a gilt dragon, green cape painted with dots within mauve squares, and pink gilt-edged jacket.
The first 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high (2)
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Cf. Geoffrey A. Godden, Minton Pottery and Porcelain of the First Period 1793-1850 (1968), pl. 128-133 for similar Minton chimney figures along with the illustrations from the factory shape book from which they were taken.
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