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Game Pie Dish

1874

Minton & Co. (English)

Earthenware with majolica glazes

10 1/2 in. L x 7 in. W x 5 1/2 in. H (26.7 cm L x 17.8 cm W x 14 cm H)

$2,750.00

Majolica game pie dishes represent the varied and conflicting Victorian ideals of nature, with imagery addressing science, morality, and mortality. Today, such seemingly quotidian and casual scenes of death seem odd and even distasteful, especially in the domestic space. However, these majolica game pie dishes draw upon the society’s rhetoric of death, intimately connected with science and morality, which sought to understand the individual’s place in the world. Minton & Co.’s game pie dish features a hyper-realistic depiction of a rabbit, mallard, and crow alongside ferns, oak leaves, and acorns, all rendered in naturally-colored majolica glazes, speaking not only to the dish’s contents but also to a culture in which everything had a natural order.

Majolica game pie dishes represent the varied and conflicting Victorian ideals of nature, with imagery addressing science, morality, and mortality. Today, such seemingly quotidian and casual scenes of death seem odd and even distasteful, especially in the domestic space. However, these majolica game pie dishes draw upon the society’s rhetoric of death, intimately connected with science and morality, which sought to understand the individual’s place in the world. Minton & Co.’s game pie dish features a hyper-realistic depiction of a rabbit, mallard, and crow alongside ferns, oak leaves, and acorns, all rendered in naturally-colored majolica glazes, speaking not only to the dish’s contents but also to a culture in which everything had a natural order.

Condition

Excellent.

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Literature

Goodby, Miranda. “’The productions of this firm stand pre-eminent’: The Minton Factory and Majolica.” In Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915 vol. 2, ed. Susan Weber et al. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020. Identical example illus. pg 22 Fig. 11.37.

References

National Trust, Saltram House, NT 871064

Victoria & Albert Museum, C.80 to B-1971

Excellent.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

Goodby, Miranda. “’The productions of this firm stand pre-eminent’: The Minton Factory and Majolica.” In Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915 vol. 2, ed. Susan Weber et al. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020. Identical example illus. pg 22 Fig. 11.37.

National Trust, Saltram House, NT 871064

Victoria & Albert Museum, C.80 to B-1971

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All objects are packed with utmost care by our team of expert fine art shippers. All items are shipped with parcel insurance.

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All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

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