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Lot 1034Mintons Majolica Turquoise Ground Lobster Tureen and Cover
Date cypher for 1873
Impressed uppercase mark, S and shape no. 1523, designed by Matilda Charsley
The shallow domed cover naturalistically molded with a large lobster resting among shells and seaweed on a rockwork ground, the conforming oval bowl flanked by shell-molded handles. Width overall 14 inches.

Matilda Charsley (1823-1904)

Linda Ketterling, Toledo, OH, 13 April 1997.

Marilyn G. Karmason with Joan B. Stacke, Majolica, A Complete History and Illustrated Survey, New York, 1989, p. 49.
Suzanne Slesin, "Dishing for Compliments", O at Home, Fall 2004, pp. 92-93.

Nicholas M. Dawes, Majolica, p. 38, fig. 56. Eve M. Kahn, The Magazine Antiques, The Ceramic Dynamic, May 17, 2020, May/June, fig. 9, for a similar example in the English Collection.

C The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection

Estimate $10,000-15,000

Cover: appears to be in generally good condition; there is a tiny glaze flake loss to the left claw; no evidence of of restoration or overpaint under black light

Stand: appears to be in generally good, undamaged condition; there is a shallow flake loss to the ceramic's upper rim edge, in the making and glazed over by the manufacturer, not of any consequence; no evidence of of restoration or overpaint under black light

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