Lot 1040 - 07 Nov 2017
Autumn Fine Auction
A Minton vase 'a Tête d'Eléphant', circa 1876, modelled after the Sèvres prototype, modelled with elephant heads at the neck, the body painted on one side with a shepherdess and sheep, the reverse with a panel of fruit and flowers, against a deep blue ground with vermiculè gilding, gold printed globe mark for John Mortlock, impressed date cipher, (a.f), 30cm high. Illustrated
Both elephant trunks are restored, one tusk is restored. Hairline crack to bottom of circular footrim, just above square plinth. Minor wear to gilding.