of the Week on 26 February 2010
Large Minton Majolica foxglove fern jardiniere & stand
Minton Majolica jardiniere and stand. Decorated with foxgloves, ferns and leafy foliage on magenta stipple ground. Two green scroll handles on the shaped rim. Pink glaze to interior of jardiniere and center of stand. Drainage hole to base of jardiniere. Pink underside to both pieces with vent holes to underside of jardiniere.. CONDITION: Jardiniere: Good. Kiln effect: shrinkage line across top of handle. Two repaired hairlines to rim. Repaired hairline to underside. Reglued chip to handle. Minor retouching to flakes on leaves. Stand: Generally good. No restoration. A few shallow chips to foxgloves. Some wear to center. Kiln effects: two shrinkage cracks to rim; uneven glaze application to underside.
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