Sold alongside a pile of Victorian green-glazed leaf plates and dishes, the primary appeal of this lot offered in a weekly sale at Gorringe’s (21% buyer’s premium) of Lewes was the whimsical majolica cheese dish.
Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | ATG Reporter
This is a well-known but rare Minton model dated c.1876 with examples having sold for as much as $20,000 at specialist sales in the past.
Although the majolica market has undoubtedly dipped since its pomp, it still looked an agreeable buy at £3200. The estimate at the auction on September 30 had been £80-100.