A PAIR OF MINTONS PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE PEACOCK-BLUE-GROUND MOON FLASKS 1884
shape 1303, decorated by Andrew Morgan, one with incised AM cipher, each decorated in white slip with a cupid seated beneath a tree, one retrieving an arrow from a quiver, the other holding a dove, the the reverse of each with a musical trophy, the sides with gilded diaper panels, crowned globe MINTONS marks in gold, impressed MINTONS marks, date code for 1884.
Height 5⅝ in.
Both vases are in good appearance. There is minor rubbing to the gilding on the feet, and necks, some of which is visible in the catalogue illustration.
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, September 6, 1990, lot 546