A Minton Majolica teapor and cover in the shape of an iron

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Lot 398
A very rare Minton Majolica teapot and cover dated 1876

Sold for £ 32,265 (US$ 39,888) inc. premium
A very rare Minton Majolica teapot and cover
dated 1876
modelled in the form of an iron, a ginger and white cat balanced precariously on the high overhead handle, looking down towards a mouse which holds a carrot and forms the knop, the sides of the vessel crisply moulded with a border of mice and flowerheads, picked out in colours against the deep blue ground, 19.8cm, impressed factory mark, date code, and model number 339, applied registration lozenge (two fine cracks to handle, chip to spout, knop broken and restuck) (2),

Footnotes

  • Elements of this extraordinary design show striking similarities with the work of Christopher Dresser who was designing for Minton at this time. See Karmason and Stacke, Majolica, dustjacket, frontispiece and p 52 for an attribution to Christopher Dresser. See also Atterbury and Batkin, The Dictionary of Minton, p 214 and Nicholas Dawes, Majolica, p 65, fig 111 for an example with a pale blue ground
A Minton Majolica teapor and cover in the shape of an iron
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