On Wednesday 20th June two extraordinary panels each composed of 12 tiles designed by Leon Victor Solon and manufactured by the Minton Secessionist workshop are coming to auction at Woolley and Wallis’ auction house in Salisbury :  http://www.woolleyandwallis.co.uk/

The panels were designed for a Minton stand at an exhibition around 1905 and further information can be found in Paul Atterbury & Maureen Batkin, The Dictionary of Minton, Antique Collector’s Club, page 222 for an illustration of the Minton stand circa 1905 with these panels design displayed. There is also a detail of the design illustrated as a single tile by Solon, page 303. It is likely that Solon based his designs on poster illustrations by Alphonse Mucha whose work he would have known from his time as a student is Paris. The panels are unique and they both sold for a hammer price of £8000 each.

Minton Secessionist Tile designed by Leon Solon c1905

Minton Secessionist Tile designed by Leon Solon c1905

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