Decorative Arts Auction

June 15, 2015

LOT 141
‘The Seven Ages of Man’, Set of Seven Minton’s Art Pottery Studio Rectangular Plaques, Henry Stacy Marks, c.1873-74
  • ‘The Seven Ages of Man’, Set of Seven Minton’s Art Pottery Studio Rectangular Plaques, Henry Stacy Marks, c.1873-74
  • ‘The Seven Ages of Man’, Set of Seven Minton’s Art Pottery Studio Rectangular Plaques, Henry Stacy Marks, c.1873-74
  • ‘The Seven Ages of Man’, Set of Seven Minton’s Art Pottery Studio Rectangular Plaques, Henry Stacy Marks, c.1873-74
  • ‘The Seven Ages of Man’, Set of Seven Minton’s Art Pottery Studio Rectangular Plaques, Henry Stacy Marks, c.1873-74
  • ‘The Seven Ages of Man’, Set of Seven Minton’s Art Pottery Studio Rectangular Plaques, Henry Stacy Marks, c.1873-74
  • ‘The Seven Ages of Man’, Set of Seven Minton’s Art Pottery Studio Rectangular Plaques, Henry Stacy Marks, c.1873-74
  • ‘The Seven Ages of Man’, Set of Seven Minton’s Art Pottery Studio Rectangular Plaques, Henry Stacy Marks, c.1873-74
  • ‘The Seven Ages of Man’, Set of Seven Minton’s Art Pottery Studio Rectangular Plaques, Henry Stacy Marks, c.1873-74
  • ‘The Seven Ages of Man’, Set of Seven Minton’s Art Pottery Studio Rectangular Plaques, Henry Stacy Marks, c.1873-74
  • ‘The Seven Ages of Man’, Set of Seven Minton’s Art Pottery Studio Rectangular Plaques, Henry Stacy Marks, c.1873-74
  • ‘The Seven Ages of Man’, Set of Seven Minton’s Art Pottery Studio Rectangular Plaques, Henry Stacy Marks, c.1873-74
  • ‘The Seven Ages of Man’, Set of Seven Minton’s Art Pottery Studio Rectangular Plaques, Henry Stacy Marks, c.1873-74
  • ‘The Seven Ages of Man’, Set of Seven Minton’s Art Pottery Studio Rectangular Plaques, Henry Stacy Marks, c.1873-74
  • ‘The Seven Ages of Man’, Set of Seven Minton’s Art Pottery Studio Rectangular Plaques, Henry Stacy Marks, c.1873-74
  • ‘The Seven Ages of Man’, Set of Seven Minton’s Art Pottery Studio Rectangular Plaques, Henry Stacy Marks, c.1873-74

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‘The Seven Ages of Man’, Set of Seven Minton’s Art Pottery Studio Rectangular Plaques, Henry Stacy Marks, c.1873-74

painted in colours and gilt with scenes of figures in medieval costume, in their original frames
10.2" x 20.3" — 26 x 51.5 cm.
five painted H.S. MARKS lower right or left, printed MINTON’S / Art-Pottery / STUDIO / Kensington / Gore marks in brown, various painted artists' monograms, one dated 4/12/73, impressed marks MINTON or MINTONS, one with date cyphers for 1873, two with cyphers for 1874, various incised and painted numerals, paper labels with G. Trollope & Sons

Estimate $15,000-$20,000

Realised: $28,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Originally designed by Henry Stacy Marks (1829-1898) for Birket Foster’s summer house and for the Duke of Westminster’s Eaton Hall, designs for ‘The Seven Ages of Man’ were based upon the reflections of the character Jaques in Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ ,(Act II, Scene VII):
“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages....”

Provenance:

Collection of Mme. Sophie DeGay, Cannes
By descent to the present owner