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Circa 1865

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  • Xupes Reference CE1209001
  • Age Circa 1865
  • Condition The sardine dish and stand is offered in excellent presentable condition without loss or damage but with a professional restoration to the beak of the duck. This has been well done and does not detract. There is a tiny glaze chip to the inside rim and this is a rare example and a wonderful addition to any serious collection!   View More Details



    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.


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    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

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    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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  • A rare and superb antique English, possibly Minton, majolica lidded sardine dish and stand mounted with a duck holding a fish in its beak and dating from around 1865. Sardines were one of the great delicacies of the Victorian era and these types of dishes were used by wealthy households to draw attention to their presence on the dining table. The rectangular shaped dish has a recessed slightly domed cover with a central duck sitting above some moulded pond weed and holding a fish in its beak. Relief moulded fish are applied around the body of the dish with floral designs applied to the four corners of the stand and with a moulded rim around the top edge. The dish is painted in coloured enamels on a deep blue ground with a turquoise glazed interior and green coloured base. The dish is not apparently marked however is by a quality maker and a rare example of English majolica.

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