LOUIS SOLON DECORATED PATE-SUR-PATE PORCELAIN EXHIBITION VASE, C.1880, H 23", DIA 9":Of classic urn form, a slim neck of green and blue gilt registers, flanked by double scrolling handles at the shoulder; six panels of male and female classical figures alternate with brightly colored slip columns of a pavilion, further architectural doorways and paneling in matching lavender and rich orange-yellow enclose each figure; raised on a gilt square foot. Decorated by Marc-Louis-Emmanuel Solon, signed within a figural panel. Reference: Jones, Minton: the First Two Hundred Years of Design and Production, Appendix E, p.357, and 192, 198.
The handles have been reconstructed. Areas of fluorescence under UV light at the shoulder, handles, neck and rim. The body of the vase is remarkably decorated.