after the Sèvres model, the boat-shaped body painted by J.E.Dean, signed, in the style of Teniers, with two men and a dog sitting outside a building and a woman in the doorway, to the reverse a floral bouquet, each within an oval-shaped gilt frame with a jade border against a bleu du roi ground densely gilt with oeil-de-perdrix, each side of the rim pierced with seven holes, flanked at each end by a bowsprit protruding from the mouth of a moulded lion mask surrounded by a wreath of painted flowers, raised on four scroll feet with jade borders, the pierced cover in the form of rigging with a central mask and pennant flag gilt with fleur-de-lys, enriched overall with gilding
impressed marks and gilt-printed globe
The Minton Museum.
J.Jones, Minton, The First Two Hundred Years of Design & Production, p.84, illustrated.
Sèvres produced the 'Vaisseau à mât' between circa 1758-62, and original examples can be seen in the Wallace Collection and the Royal Collection, London. The Minton artists produced their model after Queen Victoria allowed them access to study the Royal Collection.
See the footnote to the previous lot.
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