Minton Chinoiserie Dish
From the Collection of Mario Buatta
Mario loved finding unique pieces if they were also beautiful.
This is a rare early Minton porcelain dish with a wonderful hand-painted Chinoiserie scene. Made in England circa 1810. The dish features a delightful chinoiserie scene of a Chinese boy playing in a field. The pieces in this charming pattern were not identical: each piece would have portrayed figures performing a different activity. This pattern’s variety can be seen in a cup and saucer in this pattern, which we also acquired from Mario’s estate.
The reverse shows the Minton mark in underglaze blue with pattern number 539. For more information on the Chinese Sports Series, see Loren Zeller’s article “Jean-Baptiste Pillement’s Recueil de Plusieurs Jeux d’Enfants Chinois: A Review of the Artist’s Work as Source for 18th and 19th Century Ceramic Designs” in the Northern Ceramic Society Journal, Volume 32, June 2016.
Dimensions: Diameter 8.25 in. x H 1.5 in.