30 June - 1 July 2015
A MINTON MAJOLICA SHELL-FORM CENTERPIECE, 'FLOWER-BEARERS'
DATE CYPHER FOR 1874, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK, SHAPE NO. 1182 AND CYPHERS
Modeled as a scallop shell flanked by mermaid supports, their hair applied with lily-pads and spilling into the interior of the bowl, all supported by two smaller shells among sea grasses, on an oval base
17 ½ in. (44.4 cm.) wide
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This design was chosen by Minton to represent their majolica at several important exhibitions in the late 19th century, including South Kensington (1871), Vienna (1873), Philadelphia (1876) and at the Imperial Institute in London in 1894.
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