Monumental Minton Majolica Boy Riding Dolphin Floor Jardiniere c.1865 Sculpted by Hughes Protat.
Monumental Minton Majolica Boy Riding Dolphin Floor Jardiniere c.1865 Sculpted by Hughes Protat.
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Monumental Minton Majolica Boy Riding Dolphin Floor Jardiniere c.1865 Sculpted by Hughes Protat.

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Height: 69cm(27.5inches)

Modelled as a boy riding a dolphin using a sprig of reeds as a riding crop, the dolphin tail becoming a large amphora vase, all supported on a rectangular pedestal base.

A similar example was shown at the London International Exhibition 1862 and the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition 1876.

An example illustrated: 'Majolica Mania' Bard Graduate Centre, NY, Curatorial Advisor Nicolaus Boston, Page 73

 


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