Decorators were encouraged to be bold and the use of thick lead glazes often produced runs and irregularities to give an art pottery hand-made finish to items. This vase is a very early and rare Minton Secessionist Green & Blue Two-Handled vase that was designed by Solon in 1900.
There is a watercolour of this vase in the Minton archives but this is the first example (3508 model shape) to have. There is a watercolour depicting the design in the Minton archives, and Simon Wilson from The Minton Obsessionist website states he has never seen "the actual piece in the flesh", which makes this an extremely rare opportunity to own this unique piece. It is a tall vase with unusually elegant handles which is characteristic of the Secessionist range, all in dark green along with the rim. From there the colour graduates to light green with Lilly flowers in light blue, and the stems elegantly curved around the middle section.
The bottom third of the vase is in olive green with geometric patterns assembled in groups of four in pale green which is very Austrian Secessionist. Incredible condition - extremely rare for the handles on a piece like this to be in perfect condition with no restorations. We take pride in sourcing the best quality and most extra-ordinary items for the serious collector. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases". The seller is "georgbonha-0" and is located in this country: GB.This item can be shipped worldwide.