"Majolica - Minton Cache Pot By Charles Marochetti (date Code For 1870)"
Baron Carlo Marochetti designs for the Minton this large Cobalt-Blue Ground cache pot with ram's head handles, spiral fluted body festooned with garlands of fruit and flowers. The piece bears maker's marks for the Minton pottery with the Shape number #727 and marks include a factory specific date cipher for the year 1870, measurements 16 ½ x 13 inchesDesigned for Minton ornamental majolica including large vase and cistern in the Renaissance style. Works by Marochetti was included in the 1851 Great Exhibition, the Paris Exhibition of 1855 and subsequent exhibitions. Noted for figures and busts of members of the British Royal Family adapted for Parian production by Minton.In certain respects Marochetti could be seen as a forerunner of the New Sculpture. With the benefit of his Italian and French background he would have had experience of the much greater range of sculptural techniques and aesthetics in Europe and especially France.