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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sotheby's Auction - Majolica, October 22, 2010

About two dozen lots of fantastic majolica items are at auction on Friday October 22, 2010 auction is in New York City. Items from the Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Merians collection are included in the auction. One item from the Merians collection includes a rare Mintons 'RABBIT AND DUCK HEADS' Game Pie Tureen, Cover and Liner. Dated 1876.

Estimated: 30,000 — 50,000 USD
Measurements: Length 18 inches
Description: Attributed to Paul Comolera, the elliptical tureen of waisted form, glazed in ochre and cobalt and raised on a fixed basketweave stand with green rope-twist handles, the cover modeled with two hares' heads and two male mallards' heads, the ears of the hares joining to form the handle impressed MINTONS, date code and shape number 1990.

VISIT: Sotheby's

Christina Prescott-Walker, Senior Vice President
Department Director - Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art
Tel: 212 606 7332

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