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Majolica jardiniere and stand with mark IV 2

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Majolica jardiniere and stand with mark IV 2 BRP T


Checking again, I think it could be 8RP

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 3 years ago.
Hi There~

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am here to help with your question.

I would be happy to help you with your majolica jardinière.

What are the dimensions?

Would it be possible for you to send me photos? A full image with the design and a clear, in-focus close-up of the mark would be ideal.

When taking a clear close-up try using the macro function on your camera. It looks like a small flower icon. This will allow sharper focus at a closer-range.

When evaluating an item, photos are essential to helping me come to a correct assessment.

You can email your images [email protected]

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A super easy method, which is free and no sign-in required is to go to:

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1. Click "Computer".
2. Double click the image you want to upload.
3. Click "Start Upload".
4. When the image appears on your screen, just copy the link from that page and paste it on this page. The address I need will look like this example: http://imgur.com/mA2ju

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for your reply. Jardiniere plus stand is 53cms high and the jardiniere section is 43cms in diameter at the top. I'm sending photographs.

Expert:  Nora replied 3 years ago.
Hi Anne,

Pleasure to read back from you here.

Send over images at your convenience.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

 


http://imgur.com/2h55fsnH

Expert:  Nora replied 3 years ago.
Hi Anne,

Thank you for posting the link - however, when I go to imgur.com it gives me an error message that the image is not there.

I suggest either try again on imgur.com

or

try the email method

or

if you are using the Firefox browser and you see a paperclip in a toolbar above the response box, try attaching the image by clicking the paperclip.

~Nora
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

http://imgur.com/mPIrVyf

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

http://imgur.com/liGpaqg

Expert:  Nora replied 3 years ago.
Hi Anne,

Photos opened up just fine, thanks!

You mention Minton in your original posting. Is there a Minton maker stamp on this as well?

~Nora
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello again,


 


The only markings are on the photo that I sent with the letters and figures and a semicircular mark to the side, which looks to me like a slug! But could, I suppose, be a crescent moon. I only mentioned Minton, because an antique expert/dealer told me it was Minton. I wasn't trying to sell it, he was a neighbour who moved into the parish where I was vicar. The jardiniere was given to me by a family who I helped at the time of a terrible great tragedy.

Expert:  Nora replied 3 years ago.
Hi Anne~

Thank you for your patience.

The Diamond English Register mark on your planter is referred to as “spurious”. It resembles the official diamond mark used in England, but there are some inconsistencies from a true diamond registry mark that prove this was not made in the UK in 1877 (as the marks alludes).

What you do have is an early 20th century Continental mold copy of an English Mintons jardinière.

It is indeed majolica, which is glazed earthenware. Yours has a “mottled” glaze.

The design is Italian Renaissance Revival and it is based on the mold created by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse

Here is a link to a recently sold original Minton jardinière in the same mold shape, just a different glaze/colors. The estimate was $2000 - $3000 (1220GBP – 1830GBP) and it sold for $2600 (1586GBP). It had also gone through a fair amount of restoration.

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/1281359

Here is a link to a match to your jardinière, that also includes a tall pedestal.

http://www.christies.com/lotFinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=1797385#top

(Let me know if you are not familiar with using links to new web pages and I will help you).

The jardinière that matches your piece carried an estimate of $2000 - $3000 (1220GBP – 1830GBP), and sold for $1645 (1003GBP). Yours does not include the tall pedestal, however.

On today’s market, your Continental version of a Mintons jardinière, sans tall pedestal, would carry an auction estimate of $400 - $600 (244GBP – 366GBP) . At retail it could sell for $1000 - $1200 (610GBP – 732GBP). The insurance, or replacement value is $1500 (915GBP).

Feel free if you have further questions about your fine jardinière.

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Expert:  Nora replied 3 years ago.
Hi Anne~

Thanks for the positive rating! Much Appreciated.

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