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Minton Carisbrooke Castle China - 2 items found.

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Warming Dish c1825 Maker: Minton  Pattern:Carisbrooke Castle
Warming Dish c1825
A rare and unusual dish in one of Minton's finest scenic patterns depicting Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight. It has also been called Covered Wagon pattern. The main scene is complemented by a deep border design of idyllic country views, which is also used here to decorate the outside. This dish would have had a lid originally and was part of a food warmer set and would have sat on a container filled with hot water. They were first made in China and Wedgwood copied them and Spode is also known to have made them, but they are rarely found today. This example is doubly rare as Carisbrooke Castle is normally found on toilet wares! There are three rows of holes round the outside of the base and just up the side. A similar, but larger dish in Minton's Ruined Abbey, was illustrated in the Friends of Blue Bulletin No 82. It may be that Wedgwood, Spode and Minton were the only makers of these sophisticated steamers? No makers backstamp. There is a short hairline bridging the foot, from base to side, with another at right angles running through five of the top row of holes. There are stress cracks occurring in manufacture, where the handles are fixed to the body. A few minor glaze blemishes. All really minor in the overall scheme of things as the overall condition is excellent. An extremely rare and intriguing survivor from another age.
Dimensions: 20 cm diameter 10 cm high / 8 ins diameter 4 ins high
Our ref: 19CN40374

Book Maker: Priestman  Pattern:Minton Printed Pottery
Fabulous hard back book by Geoffrey H Priestman. An invaluable reference work and a fascinating account of the early years of Minton. 373 pages, 750 photographs including 115 in colour.
Dimensions: 30.5 cm x 22 cm / 12 ins x 8.75 ins
Our ref: BOOK046


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