Minton Majolica Pigeon-pie Tureen. Minton Date code for 1872 - Spectacular Antique Majolica
Fantailed pigeons sitting on oak branches support the "wicker basket" from which pigeon pie would be served. This design came with a cover adorned with a white pigeon finial. See Karmason/Stacke p 47. Generally priced at $15,000 - 18,000. The tureen offered here has no lid, which is reflected in my asking price, it was purchased this way. It makes for a stunning center bowl!! It seems that the tureen was sold with or without lid at time of production. There is absolutely no evidence that the piece here ever had a lid. No wear or rubbing to the rim. The typical Minton colors are clear, the glaze shiny & unblemished. Very faint crazing is visible on close inspection on the bowls interior. It looks Mint but it appears that there has been a professional repair to 1 of the branches underneath 1 pigeon. Not noticeable unless pointed out. Fully marked.
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Long time member of the "Majolica International Society"
Item ID: TSKK.352M
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Burlington, ON, Canada
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