Remarkable ‘flower’ cosmetics box(?), attr. Minton, c. 1830
Unusual flower-form porcelain vessel, modelled as a life-size carnation with accompanying rose heads, primulae, and other flowers, set on a pink disk raised on looped stem feet with small flowerheads beneath, a looped stem handle to one side, the top of the carnation opening up to reveal a shallow circular container, the whole picked out in bright colours.
Attributed to Minton, or perhaps Samuel Alcock,
Condition: remarkably intact, with very minor loss to petals, the underside with one stem foot restored, signs of kiln loss to other areas of foot that have been painted & glazed over, indicating they were lost after biscuit firing.
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