07-09-2011 07-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2554B Boston
July 9, 2011 10:00 AMCalender

Minton Majolica Prometheus Bound Vase and Cover

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2554B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 09, 2011 10:00AM


Minton Majolica Prometheus Bound Vase and Cover, England, 19th century, designed by Victor Etienne Simyan, polychrome enamel decorated, the cover modeled with a eagle attacking a chain-bound scantily draped male figure, the vase with bearded male figures chained to either side of scrolled handles adorned with helmet and shields, no visible factory mark, overall ht. 48 1/2 in.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Cover: One wing of eagle broken and simply glued; break and simple repair to a back foot; chain attaching ankles mostly missing; two rim chips to inner collar rim.
Vase: One handle with chip to helmet side strap and missing most parts of chain; one handle with a 1 1/2" chip to helmet brim and missing most parts of chain; one section of chain attaching the men's ankles missing; few slight flakes to foliage surrounding base; filler under base but doesn't appear to be hiding anything, just for tightening and strength.


United Kingdom, Victor Etienne Simyan