MINTON PORCELAIN AND PART PARIAN PORCELAIN DESSERT SERVICE, 1847-52.Est. $3,000-$5,000
Sold: $2,160 ($1,800)
In the Sevres style and comprising a table centerpiece, the pedestal surrounded by three partly-robed female figures holding wheat stalks and floral and autumnal fruit garlands; a pair of tazze, each supported by three putti sitting amongst wheat sheaves, grape baskets, musical instruments and billing doves, and holding bird nests, flutes and flowers; a pair of tazze, a low tazza and 10 ‘Victoria’ shape plates, each painted with rose sprays, eight plates painted with different arrangements of rose wreaths and garlands, one with a rose bouquet and one with a ribbon-tied basket of roses, the figural tazze unmarked, the remaining tazze and plates with gilt ermine marks, the plates with impressed potter’s marks, month and year cyphers for 1847, 1851 and 1852. Height of centerpiece tazza 19 ¼ inches, diameter of plates 9 ½ inches. (16)
Literature: The pedestal of the centerpiece tazza is illustrated in Paul Atterbury, et. al., "The Parian Phenomenon," p. 91, fig. 147a.