Minton Majolica Heron Stick stand by Paul Comolera
Lot 300
A massive Minton Majolica Heron Stick stand by Paul Comolera, dated 1876
Sold for £11,875 (US$ 19,959) inc. premium
Lot Details
A massive Minton Majolica Heron Stick stand by Paul Comolera, dated 1876
Modelled almost life-size, standing on one leg on rockwork by a lily pool, a large clump of bulrushes forming the stick holder, a wriggling fish in its beak, the circular base applied with a water lily bud and leaves, the base signed 'P Comoler' (sic), 103cm high, impressed MINTONS, date code and model number (some losses and restoration)

Footnotes

  • Paul Comolera (1818-1897) was a French sculptor well known for his models of birds. His collaboration with Minton began in 1873 and his most famous work for the factory was the peacock, almost 5 feet tall. This stand is visible in a contemporary photograph of Minton's show room, see Philips' catalogue of Good European Ceramics and Glass, 10 December 1997 when a similar heron stand was sold
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