Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Minton Majolica Mussel Dish and Cover

Victorian, circa 1862. 3.6ins high, 8.5ins wide, 4.5ins depth. Minton Majolica serving dish which features the dish in the form of a mussel shell.

The lid has a coral-effect handle, wrapped in seaweed. The foot of the base in the form of seaweed.

Colouration: grey, green, magenta, are predominant.

The piece bears maker's marks for the Minton pottery. Marks include a factory specific date cipher for the year 1862.

Originally, this rare piece would also have had a matching stand.

Condition

CONDITION: Dish: Good. No restoration. Some staining from use.

KILN EFFECTS: craze line to the interior, only present on inside.

Cover: Good. RESTORATION. Stabilised and retouched hairline to rim.


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