This 19th century Black Forest carved Treen figure group in the form of a standing fox and hare, had come in via a house clearance of a deceased estate. The item was contained amongst a wide variety of household goods, ornamental items and furniture, and was included in the items coming in to auction at the last minute, being otherwise scheduled to be taken to the tip amongst other items the following day. The unusual piece, which would at one time have been used to hold spices or tobacco, went on to sell in the internationally marketed auction for £14,000.
A remarkable Minton Majolica game tureen and cover, dated 1877, the base modelled as a decorative oval patè mould in yellow, ochre and blue, resting on a fixed basketwork tray or stand with rope handles, the cover with the heads of two hares and two mallard ducks realistically coloured and symmetrically arranged on a cobalt glazed dome studded with yellow florets, 31.5cm high, 46.5cm wide, impressed MINTONS with date cipher, model number 1990 impressed. Sold for £13,000 at Anthemion Auctions.
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