A MINTONS PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE BRONZE-GREEN-GROUND PLAQUE, 'THE BATTLE BETWEEN FIRE AND WATER' CIRCA 1900
decorated by Marc Louis Solon, signed L. Solon in white slip, decorated with a putto protecting a flaming torchère from another above pouring water, the ground decorated with gilded stars, mounted in a carved giltwood frame.
The plaque 6¾ x 3⅝ in.; Overall 12¾ x 8⅞ in.
17.3 x 9.3 cm; 32.5 x 22.5 cm
Overall in good condition and appearance. The plaque was not examined out of frame. Condition of frame is not guaranteed, the giltwood ribbon is loose on frame.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Collection of William Bemrose, Director of the Royal Crown Derby works, sold, his sale, Derby, March 1-5, 1909, lot 489 (according to label)
Collection of A. S. Marsden-Smedley, sold, July 1, 1943 (according to label)
Acquired at the above sale by a H. R. Deur (according to label)
bearing label inscribed 'Given to Ruth V. Dean by H. R. Dean on her birthday 27th March 1945.'
Christie's New York, February 27, 1978
Black, 1910, p. 324, illustrated