Sale 21GM01 | Lot 1091

Minton Majolica Cobalt-Blue Ground Victoria Wine Cooler and Cover

Catalogue: The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection
Minton Majolica Cobalt-Blue Ground Victoria Wine Cooler and Cover

Lot Details

Lot 1091
Minton Majolica Cobalt-Blue Ground Victoria Wine Cooler and Cover
Circa 1865
Partially impressed MINTON, shape no. 631, designed by Pierre-Emile Jeannest
Of tapering cylindrical form, the rim molded with alternating fox and ram heads suspending draped pelts, the sides with fruiting grapevine centering relief molded views of two hunters capturing a bear, the base with four young hunt figures and hounds bringing down either a stag or a fox, the cover with two vintagers flanking a barrel supporting a basket overflowing with ripe grapes. Height 25 inches.

The only cobalt-blue example extant. Historically this form was part of a service given by Queen Victoria to the Emperor of Austria and takes its name in her honor and from this patronage. The designer, Pierre-Emile Jeannest (1813-1857), was employed at Minton's, circa 1848, and is known for modeling both figures and wares. He was the son of a French bronzier and a pupil of Delaroche.

Majolica International Society, Karmason Library, no. KL001511.
Marilyn G. Karmason with Joan B. Stacke, Majolica, A Complete History and Illustrated Survey, New York, 1989, p. 43.

The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue the Industry of All Nations 1851, p. 116, for an engraving of this model, also made in stoneware and in parian as part of a dessert service. The Victoria & Albert Museum, Accession Number: 2773&A-1901 (buff stoneware) and 7261&A-1861 for a 'Palissy' example with majolica glazes. Joan Jones, Minton: Two Hundred Year of Design & Production, p. 156 (brown). KL000462 (buff stone). Victoria and Albert Museum / Thomas Goode & Co., Minton 1798-1910, 1976, color pl. 2, cat. P2, p. 94 (buff stone).

C The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Sold for $81,900 (includes buyer's premium)

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Additional Notes & Condition Report

Please note this a marked example. It is partially impressed MINTON and has a date cypher of three waves for 1865.

overall good condition (details below):

Cover: one vintager's right arm is conjoined but now loose at the elbow; firing line beneath the left foot of the other vintager; blacklighted

Wine Cistern: there is a vertical rim line to the interior (approx. 3 in.); likely lacking liner; there are two chips to the grapevine; blacklighted

Stand: the hunter's head off and reattached; the keeper of the hound/hunter with tool handle re-struck (re glued); end of tip/blade is missing; the right hind leg of the deer is missing; the gray dog's tail is an amateur replacement; the underside with three radiating hairlines (approx. 3 in.) emanating from the pin (likely due to over tightening); there is an additional hairline running around the periphery; (all hairlines only visible on the underside); blacklighted

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Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Sold for $81,900 (includes buyer's premium)

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