20 - 21 April 2005
A MINTONS PATE-SUR-PATE PEACOCK-BLUE CACHE-POT
Date cypher for 1909, gilt crowned globe and impressed uppercase marks, signed A(lboin) Birks
With foliate scroll handles, finely painted and hand tooled in white slip with a putto emblematic of Ceramic Art, depicted seated on a stool, painting a figure, a gilt laurel wreath around his arm, reserved on a chocolate-brown field, within elaborate gilt scrolling foliage, the reverse with a Bérainesque urn suspending foliage and flaming torches
7 in. (17.7 cm.) high
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See Bernard Bumpus, Pâte-sur-Pâte, The Art of Ceramic Relief Decoration 1849-1992, Essex, 1992, p. 146, fig 111 for a cache-pot also emblematic of the Arts.
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