Ref: 1530
  • Maker

    Manufactured by Minton (1793-1968)

  • Detail

    Parian ‘Celadon Ware’

    35 (high) x 33 (maximum width x 13 cm (diameter of foot)

    English (Stoke-on-Trent), 1866

  • Marked

    ‘MINTON’, model number ‘1037’, date mark for 1866, and ‘M’ [?], all incised under base (see left)

  • Provenance

    […]; Aldridges, Bath, date unknown, lot 125; private collection until 2020

  • Collection

    Private collection

  • Notes

    According to Joan Jones, the original design, dating from around 1862, is recorded in the Minton Archive as ‘1037 VASE RAMSHEAD HANDLES, FOLIAGE AND TRAGIC MASKS (M) EMBOSSED’.

    A contemporary photographic record, kindly supplied by Earl Martin, is found in a Minton Shape Book, also part of the Minton Archive; it shows this model (with its lid, missing on the present example).  The photograph (see left) records ‘No 1037 / Vase / H 20 in’.

    For a version in majolica, see Victoria Cecil, Minton ‘Majolica’: An Historical Survey and Exhibition Catalogue, [Jeremy Cooper], 1982, p. 78, no. 116.  Another example, also in majolica, was sold Sotheby’s (London), 24 May 2006, lot 82.