A spectaular pate sur pate vase by Mintons – by one of the rarest artists in this technique – Albion Birks. The 2 handled vase has much gold decoration on the body, handles, base and lid. The centre is a pate sur pate scene is of a classical woman reaching for flowers in a jardiniere full of flowers (white over pink/salmon colour background). The pate sur pate scene is signed “Birks”.
Marked – Mintons, England on bottom – signed Birks on pate sur pate scene.
Measures: 13 1/2 inches tall x 6 1/2 inches wide.
Excellent condition (some professional gold touch up to 1 handle – which only is only seen by a trained eye).