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Lot 1003Minton Majolica Crab Meat Server and Cover
Date cypher for 1859
Unmarked, recorded as shape no. 801, impressed cyphers O
The cover naturalistically modeled as a large crab resting on a bed of seaweed, set on a turquoise well surrounded by twelve alternate cobalt and brown ogival shaped wells, the interior turquoise. Width overall 15 3/4 inches.

Marilyn G. Karmason with Joan B. Stacke, Majolica, A Complete History and Illustrated Survey, New York, 1989, p. 48.

English Majolica, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, 19 January - 11 April 1982.

C The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection

Sold for $1,260
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Cover: there are three rim chips to the underside of the cover, professionally restored; professional restoration to a chip on the underside of the finial; it presents really well; blacklighted

Server: professional restoration to the outer rim edge of one the blue-colored pockets; there are a few minor scattered chips to the rim; there are some scattered small bubbles to the surface of the glaze; it presents really well; blacklighted

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