A MINTONS PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE OLIVE-GREEN-GROUND VASE 1884
shape number 1937, decorated by Marc Louis Solon, incised L Solon, incised, of baluster form with a waisted trumpet neck, applied at the shoulder with gilt and platinum enriched rope-twist handles terminating in Bacchic masks, decorated in multi-colored slips, the front with a maiden wearing a diaphanous gown holding two hearts tied with ribbon, the reverse, with an oval medallion of cupid holding a hammer, both within gilt-edged navette-shaped panels, the shoulder and base with oak-leaf tendrils, crowned globe Mintons marks in gold, impressed MINTONS mark, letter M, date code for 1884.
Height 16 in.
There are areas of wear to gilding throughout, some of which is visible in the catalogue illustration. The piece is intact and no restoration is present.
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Collection of the Minton Museum
Bonhams London, July 23, 2002, lot 205