of the Week on 08 December 2006
Minton Majolica holly & mistletoe pitcher
Minton Majolica pitcher decorated with holly and mistletoe on deep cobalt ground. Mask of a bearded man molded below the spout. Branch molded handle. Pink interior and base. Faintly impressed makers marks including 'MINTON' to base. CONDITION: Good. No restoration. No hairlines. No chips. No flakes. Kiln effects: a few shrinkage cracks to the interior, an overglazed shrinkage line to the foot, and a few graters to cobalt glaze and one to rim. Patches of a brown lustrous color caught in the glaze in places.
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