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Tripod Ram-footed Pedestal
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Tripod Ram-footed Pedestal


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Description In 1848, Herbert Minton, together with the French chemist and ceramist Léon Arnoux, introduced English majolica at the Minton factory. Although inspired by maiolica, or the tin-glazed earthenware of the Italian Renaissance, English majolica depended on a different process in which opaque colored glazes and enamels were used. It is believed that these garden pots and stands were designed by Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824–87), a French artist who moved to England in 1850 and was employed by the Minton Factory. He used such Renaissance motifs as putti (cherubs) symbolizing the elements fire, wind, and water, rams' heads, and cloven-hoofed feet.
Inscriptions [Mark] Minton; [Mark] 7 90 (?)
Credit Gift of Deborah and Philip English, 2018

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Period
early 1870's-1883
Medium
majolica (glazed earthenware)
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.2897
Measurements
Max H: 61 3/4 × W: 21 1/2 in. (156.85 × 54.61 cm)
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