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Lot 1047Mintons Majolica Aesthetic Movement Brown and Green Ground Oval Cheese Dish and Cover on Integral Stand
Date cypher for 1875
Impressed uppercase mark, black painted 4 to base and cover, recorded as shape 620 by V.B., the design often attributed to Christopher Dresser
Modeled as a round of cheese being devoured by four mice, the knop as a mouse nibbling, the surface molded with scattered stalks of wheat, the integral emerald-green stand with Chinoiserie floral reserves. Width of stand 10 inches.

Literature:
Darra Goldstein, "Cheese under Cover," Cured, Fall, 2016.

Reference:
Victoria Cecil, Minton 'Majolica,' Jeremy Cooper Ltd., Exhibition 7-26 June 1982, Galen Place, London, p. 61, cat. no. 49. Marilyn G. Karmason with Joan B. Stacke, Majolica, A Complete History and Illustrated Survey, New York, (2nd Edition 2002), p. 51. Victoria Bergesen, Majolica, p. 180.


C The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection

Sold for $10,080
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Professional restoration to the finial mouse ears and to one side of the stand rim; there is a small oval patch of over painting beside one wheat grass frond on the cover; some crazing to the interior with some deep lines; blacklit


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