A PAIR OF MINTONS PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE BROWN-GROUND VASES AND COVERS, 'THE HALF AND THE WHOLE' 1895-1899
shape 3257, decorated by Marc Louis Solon, one signed with an interlocking LSOLON emblem under a handle, the other L Solon to the reverse, each of slender shield shape, the shoulder affixed on either side with a gilt-enriched acanthus handle, the neck and foot with raised gilt stylized foliage, the body decorated in white slip with the figure of a cupid, one offering a heart, the other with a heart cut in half, the respective reverse of each with a heart issuing a flame or a knife cutting a heart, crowned globe Mintons marks in gold, impressed MINTONS marks, indistinct date code of a swan, gilded V, various ciphers.
Height 10¼ in.
One cover with a restored knop to finial. The vase in the right of the illustration has been sprayed from the foot to the lower edge of the shoulder, but is in good appearance. The other vase and cover is in good condition.
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.
Brunk Auctions Asheville, January 8, 2007