PORCELAIN VICTORIAN ARTIST ANTON BOULLEMIER: SIGNED
HAND PAINTED FIGURE STUDY FAIRY CHILD -
STAFFORDSHIRE MINTON PLATE C.1872
delicate hand decorated cabinet piece was painted by talented Mintons
ceramic artist Anton Boullemier around 1872 on a Mintons bone china
porcelain blank/plate. The subject matter Fairy Child
is characteristic of Boullemier's popular, decorative, figure studies
of cupid like children. Later as a freelance studio artist Anton
Boullemier also decorated some of Brown-Westhead, Moore's most
prestigious exhibition pieces."Antiques Expert Hamilton Bear.
Antonin Boullemier left his native France in 1872 to work
at Mintons at the invitation of M.L. Solon. Unquestionably one of the
finest of the Victorian ceramic artists - Boullemier worked on many of
Mintons' finest commissions including work for Royalty. Examples are
illustrated in Victorian Porcelain by Geoffrey A.
Godden plates 43,44 and 47.
width 225 mm max.
Signed by the artist, A. Boullemier to front, Minton mark
to back as illustrated.
In excellent display condition. Condition report:
No damage, chips or restoration. No discernible significant wear to
painted decoration or gilded rim. Clear fine crazing to glaze - visible
under large magnification. Fairly typical and not really a problem: a
product of the number of firings needed to decorate the piece. It does
not spoil the attractiveness and enjoyment of this beautiful cabinet
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