DECORATIVE pâte-sur-pâte has been selling well recently and an example of the work produced by Louis Marc Emmanuel Solon for Mintons was featured on the cover of the catalogue produced by Freemans of Philadelphia for their March 20-21 sale of English and Continental furniture and works of art, and it duly produced one of this special Spring sale’s better results.

The 10 1/2in (27cm) Mintons pâte-sur-pâte pilgrim bottle of c.1880, signed L(ouis) Solon which for $19,000 (£10,495).