An impressive pair of Minton Majolica stick stands date codes for 1875, modelled as a heron and a stork, with a fish and a wriggling elver trapped in their respective beaks, each standing on one leg before wide openings formed by tall bulrushes and reeds, impressed marks, shape numbers 1916 and 1917, small losses, 100cm high. (2)
Cf. Marilyn G. Karmason with Joan B. Stacke, Majolica, p.55 for a similar pair.
Provenance: the property of a nobleman.
Estimate: £5,000 - 8,000
Hammer Price £ 12,000