Lot 565: Extremely rare Mintons majolica teapot and cover, modelled naturalistically
December 3, 2016
Stowmarket, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Extremely rare Mintons majolica teapot and cover, modelled naturalistically as an open-mouthed tortoise with the finial in the form of a conch shell resting upon seaweed. Marked to the base in relief with a Victorian registration diamond, with 'Mintons and the date code for 1878 impressed, 21.5cm long. Notes - This pot has been damaged over the years and has restorations (including staple repairs) to the body, a chip to the conch finial and chips to the rim of the lid.