Minton Secessionist Shape 3508 is one of the more beautiful Secessionist shapes, a tall vase with unusually elegant handles. Unusual handles are very characteristic of the Secessionist range, but many are also vulnerable to damage and  a collector should inspect for restoration. This shape is usually decorated in an art nouveau floral pattern possibly representing petunias and is often in the green and ochre colourway illustrated.

Minton Secessionist Vase Shape 3508

Minton Secessionist Vase Shape 3508

A more unusual pattern is the stylised tulip pattern in blue which suits the shape of the vase extremely well.

Minton Secessionist Vase Shape 3508 in Blue

Minton Secessionist Vase Shape 3508 in Blue

There is a watercolour drawing from the Minton archive which shows Shape 3508 in two more designs, but I have never seen them ‘in the flesh’.

Designs from minton archives Shape 3508

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