A PAIR OF MINTONS PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE PEACOCK-BLUE-GROUND VASES CIRCA 1886
shape number 3135, decorated by Marc Louis Solon, each signed L. Solon in white slip, each of baluster form with a waisted trumpet neck, applied at the shoulder with gilt-enriched scroll handles, decorated in white slip, one with a maiden amidst floating books beneath hanging lamps, the other with a maiden reading amidst flowers beneath baskets of further flowers, the respective reverse of each with a figural bust on a pedestal or a cupid with bow and arrow issuing from a quiver, crowned globe Mintons marks in gold, impressed MINTONS mark, letter J, one with indistinct date code of a swan, probably for 1886, gilded letter K, incised X.
Height 15⅜ in.
The example in the left of the catalogue illustration: the right handle with restoration in the form of over-paint and re-gilding around the terminal of the handle and one of the rosettes at the upper curve. The other vase in good condition. Overall, both vases are generally in good appearance. Very minor scattered flakes 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.
David Seidenberg Antiques, New York, 1979