A MINTONS PATE-SUR-PATE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'L'AMOUR EST MORT/VIVE L'AMOUR' CIRCA 1880
decorated by Marc Louis Solon, incised, signed L. Solon., decorated in white slip with two figures mourning the death of a cupid on an altar, flanked on either side by cupids dancing and playing musical instruments on supports embossed L' AMOUR EST. MORT and VIVE L'AMOUR!!!, in a giltwood frame.
Plaque 15¾ x 8½ in.; Overall 22⅜ x 15 in.
40 x 21.6 cm; 56.8 x 38.2 cm
The plaque is in good condition and appearance. Very slight wear to glaze at highest raised points of figural decoration. The frame is not guaranteed.
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.
Phillips London, December 10, 1998, lot 384
Tulman, Ars Ceramica, 2016, p. 49, figs. 13