large pair c19th minton parianware classical groups

Large pair C19th Minton Parian-ware classical groups.



Item Ref

MLBO 1311


Large pair C19th Minton Parian-ware classical groups. "Ariadne on the Panther" (after the original by Johann Heinrich von Dannecker completed in 1824 ), and "Una and the Lion" modelled by John Bell for Mintons. Impressive scale and nice condition (both have very minor damage to finger-tips and toes), with impressed factory date codes and pattern numbers beneath. "Una" has a 'diamond' lozenge registration mark to top of base and 'John Bell' cartouche. Both goddesses depicted naked whilst clutching drapes, astride the backs of the felines standing upon naturalistic bases.
W 12" x H 15" x D 5" .
(Parian-ware being unglazed porcelain developed in the first quarter of C19th to imitate marble and taking its name from the pure white marble of the Greek island of Paros.) England c. 1850
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
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Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
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Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
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