October 29, 2011

Some Service, please!

At the Great Sydney Antiques Fair, we have a number of usable services.

This magnificent example is in remarkable condition. Made by Minton in around 1845, the pale green ground has reserves of beautifully painted flower specimens- roses, tulips, poppies, and fuscia...

There are a lot of pieces!
10 plates, 2 oval footed dishes, 2 rectangular, 4 round, and 2 lovely sauce tureens and stands.

An interesting feature is the occasional printed mark for Daniell, London. This is sometimes mistaken for the firm of Daniel, but was in fact a retailer in London. The pieces made for him by Minton were intentionally left unmarked in order to ensure the clients came to him, not to the Minton factory, for their purchases !