The Minton Secessionist decorators used the same shape vase in different ways, often changing the colour scheme but also sometimes adding transfer designs to give variety. It is common to come across the same shape in a number of different guises, as in the case of Shape 3509. I believe this to be a fairly early design and one the vases is dated 1906. The use of transfer decoration seems to date to the earlier Secessionist pieces and its use died out later. These vases use moulded relief rather than slip.

Minton Secessionist Vase Shape 3509 with Transfer Decoration

Minton Secessionist Vase Shape 3509 with Transfer Decoration in Blue

Minton Secessionist Vase Shape 3509 without Transfer Decoration dated 1906

 

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