Mintons Majolica Model of a Fawn Flower Holder
Impressed uppercase mark, 3 and cypher, shape no. 2077, modeled by Paul Comoléra
Naturalistically modeled standing before a hollow tree-stump and fern, nibbling a leafy branch, on a circular base. Height 33 inches.
Paul Comoléra (French, 1818-1897), known for his animalier sculpture, was a student of François Rude and mentor of Jules Moigniez.
Susan Weber et al., Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850-1915, fig. 12.127.
Majolica International Society, Karmason Library, no. KL001092 for a similar example formerly in the Stacke-Graham Collection. KL001093 (light fawn-brown). Paul Atterbury and Maureen Batkin, Dictionary of Minton, p. 261. Joan Jones, Minton, The First Two Hundred Years of Design and Production, pp. 138-139 records that Paul Comoléra based the present model on life studies of a fawn on loan from the Duke of Sutherland's residence near Trentham Hall. Marilyn G. Karmason with Joan B. Stacke, Majolica, A Complete History and Illustrated Survey, New York, 1989, p. 67 (light fawn-brown).
C The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection
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