A rare Minton Arthurian figure of Merlin, no.1
Lot 60
A rare Minton Arthurian figure of Merlin, no.1
£800 - 1,200
US$ 1,300 - 2,000
Auction Details
A rare Minton Arthurian figure of Merlin, no.1
Lot Details
A rare Minton Arthurian figure of Merlin, no.1
Modelled by John Ablitt as the imposing stylised figure of Merlin, standing with one hand raised, the other holding a silver-topped staff, a small red dragon stands at his feet, set on a circular base and decorated in colours and gilt with Celtic patterns to his robes and inscriptions to the base, number 1 from a limited edition of 250 with original box and certificate, 33cm high, printed marks.

Footnotes

  • It was the practice of Minton and other Doulton Group companies to retain the first five of any limited edition series to be held in the archives or presented as gifts to VIPs. It is therefore very unusual for any of these prestige figures to reach the open market.
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