A PAIR OF MINTONS PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE PEACOCK-BLUE-GROUND VASES AND COVERS 1892
shape number 2969, decorated by Marc Louis Solon, each signed L Solon, incised, each of ovoid form affixed on either side of the shoulder with two scrollwork handles, the cover with a molded leaf terminal finial, decorated in white slip, one with a maiden throwing a bucket of water at a flying putto, the other with a maiden waving torches at a putto, the respective reverse of each with an upturned water jar or an extinguished torch surrounded by butterflies, the peacock-blue ground enriched with small gilded stars, the neck and foot with gilded scale panels, crowned globe Mintons marks in gold, impressed MINTONS marks, date code for 1892.
Height 13⅝ in.
Both in overall good appearance, some wear to gilding at rims. The vase on the left of the catalogue illustration: the loop of the right handle re-stuck at the upper terminals and underside of protruding loop. The acanthus leaf of the lower terminal with a small chip and minor chips to extremities of both handles. The vase on the right of the catalogue illustration: the left handle with three chips at acanthus leaf edges. The other handle with more minor chips at same locations. One cover with a flat chip to acanthus leaf molding. Both with 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.
Sotheby's Belgravia, October 8, 1981, lot 275