Pair of turquoise Minton vases, Museum collection, C. 1875
Pair of Minton vases of classical shape with long necks, with turquoise Persian glaze on a parian body. Circa 1873-75
restored chip to footrim of 1 & neck of other
12.5 cm high
Provenance: ex- Minton Museum Collection These are apparently trial pieces using the simple shapes derived from the oriental which were ideal for displaying the richness of the vibrant turquoise glaze. A number of designs by Christopher Dresser utilised these shapes and glazes.