Very Art Nouveau Minton Ltd Secessionist vase designed by Leon Victor Solon c1900. Conical body with flared neck and rim. Stylised Art Nouveau floral design picked out in cream and green. Whiplash tubelined decoration over a turquoise ground with unusual iridescence to the body. Printed Minton Ltd mark and pattern No.33 to base. The vase measures 17.5 cm in height.

 

Leon Victor Solon joined Mintons in 1895 with the aim of revitalising the company’s designs – resulting in Mintons extremely successful Secessionist range. Early pieces designed by Solon were more overtly art nouveau in shape, pattern and even colour – featuring flowers and various art nouveau motifs and favouring blues, greens, and turquoise grounds with sand and salmon pink decorations which were popular at the time. Wares were produced in a variety of techniques with the basic shape being produced in