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A fine pair of Mintons pâte-sur-pâte two-handled calendar vases and covers
circa 1887
Estimate
40,00060,000
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113
A fine pair of Mintons pâte-sur-pâte two-handled calendar vases and covers
circa 1887
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A fine pair of Mintons pâte-sur-pâte two-handled calendar vases and covers
circa 1887
each decorated by Lawrence Birks, monogrammed, with six circular titled panels depicting a putto allegorical of a month of the year against a blue ground and overlappping a chocolate brown circle decorated with flowers relating to each month, the ivory body enriched overall with tooled gilt foliate scrollwork in relief, the leaf-moulded handles with mask terminals above gadrooning and a circular base, the domed covers with flame finials
Quantity: 4
impressed MINTONS beneath a crown, shape number 2708, LB monogram on Sepember panel
51.5cm., 20¼in.
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Catalogue Note

This particular pair of vases were entered in the Minton record books as being completed on 10th April 1888. Although the Minton factory did not exhibit at the Paris Exhibition of 1889, the retailer Thomas Goode did exhibit another pair of vases by Birks decorated with the months of the year in a different shape. These can now be seen in the Brighton Museum. The present pair of revolving vases may have been sold before the Paris Exhibition took place. If not, they could well have been exhibited at Chicago in 1893, although there is no evidence to confirm this as detailed information about this exhibtion is hard to come by.

Fine British and European Ceramics & Glass

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