A PAIR OF MINTONS PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE IVORY-GROUND BULB VASES AND STANDS 1889
shape number 2359, decorated by Alboin Birks, both with AB monogram in white slip, after the Sevres form 'Vase Hollandois Nouveau Ovale', reserved with a chocolate brown-ground rectangular panels decorated in white slip, the upper sections with putto within branches of roses, daises and other flowers, alternating with panels of flower wreaths, the pierced lower sections with alternating panels of trophies and fruits and flowers, separated by raised gilded diaper panels, crowned globe Mintons marks in gold, impressed MINTONS marks, letter F, date code S for 1889.
Height 9⅝ in.
One base section with two flat shallow chips to the edge of the foot, the largest chip measuring approximately 1 x 1.2 cm. The over base section with a shallow slither chip to the underside edge of the rim. Each upper section in good condition. One vase has a minute flat rim chip which is gilded over and appears to have occurred in manufacture. Very minor wear to gilding.
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.
Christie's New York, April 18-19, 2012, lot 408