Manufactured by Minton (1793-1968)
Parian ‘Celadon Ware’
35 (high) x 33 (maximum width x 13 cm (diameter of foot)
English (Stoke-on-Trent), 1866
‘MINTON’, model number ‘1037’, date mark for 1866, and ‘M’ [?], all incised under base (see left)
[…]; Aldridges, Bath, date unknown, lot 125; private collection until 2020
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.