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Sale IT159 Lot 5001

MINTON CELADON RELIEF-MOLDED AND CELADON-GLAZED DOUBLE-WALLED VASE dated 1862, in the Chinese taste, modeled as a water jar tied with ropes, the double-walled neck pierced as fretwork, above relief-molded and tooled Japonesque panels of exotic birds in landscapes and floral sprays divided by applied knotted double rope borders, the conforming socle and base with reticulated scrollwork - h:12 in.

Literature: The rope-tied form without bas-relief detail was first shown at the London International Exhibition of 1862. See the engraving in The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue of that year, p. 8. For a nearly identical example to the present vase, see J. Jones, Minton, The First Two Hundred Years of Design & Production, Shrewsbury, 1993, p. 188. A pair of vases of this type was sold as part of a selection of items offered by the Minton Museum at Bonhams, London, 23 July 2002, lot 249. In the Jones entry (cited above) the author speculates that this type of applied relief decoration, produced prior to Louis Solon's arrival at the manufactory, represents the naissance of the p√Ęte-sur-p√Ęte technique at Minton.

See P. Atterbury and M. Batkin, The Dictionary of Minton, Suffolk, 1990, p. 103 for a page from J.B Waring's Masterpieces at the International Exhibition 1862 showing this form decorated in the Japanese taste with butterflies among foliage.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Sold for $6,000.00

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