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    A Fine Pair of Mintons Partial Gilt Pate-sur-Pate Porcelain Moon Flask Vases, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, circa 1873-1891
    Marks to underside: (crown-over-globe), MINTONS, 1348
    Marks to pate-sur-pate: ALB
    10-3/8 inches high (26.4 cm)

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BIRKS MUSEUM, MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY, DECATUR, ILLINOIS


    The pair of vases each in moon flask form with sage green glaze to bodies, pate-sur-pate decoration to front cartouches depicting bucolic scenery of putti playing instruments among doves, putti drawing in front of bust and easel, cartouches framed in laureate wreath decoration, gilt embellishments to spouts, handles, and footed bases, reverses with plain grounds; pate-sur-pate decoration signed with artist initials ALB, likely for Albion Birks.



    Condition Report*: Very minor rubbing to gilding, light wear to underside, presenting as well-preserved examples.
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    Auction Dates
    June, 2017
    10th-12th Saturday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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