Stunning Minton majolica centrepiece for sweetmeats or nuts. A three compartment bowl mounted by 2 putti fighting over a jar of honey and held aloft on the shoulders of 3 winged mermaids sitting on a finely detailed scroll footed base. Lovely classic colours of blue, gold and green with the characteristic blue and brown marbling to the underside of the bowl, and a turquoise wash to the underneath.
Marks to the base include the date cypher for 1859.
It measures 32cm (12") high and 21.5cm (8 1/2") wide.
Condition is excellent with no damage or restoration. There are a few small firing tears to the more complex parts of the clay which I mention for completeness.
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