NGV WILL REOPEN ON SATURDAY 27 JUNE

From our team here at NGV, we would like to express our very best wishes to our community at this time. We are currently closed to the public and will reopen on Saturday, 27 June, 2020.

In line with Victorian Chief Health Officer’s guidance, the NGV will implement a variety of public health and physical distancing measures including free timed ticketing, appropriate queue management and increased deep cleaning of facilities, as well as increased hand sanitiser stations.

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We are very grateful for the loyalty of the NGV community and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Authors

Minton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire Clock garniture 1871

MINTON, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (manufacturer)
 Marc-Louis-Emmanuel SOLON (decorator)

Among the outstanding ceramic artists lured to the Minton factory during the second half of the nineteenth century was Marc-Louis-Emmanuel Solon, a former principal designer and decorator at the Sèvres factory in France. He perfected the decorating technique of pâte-sur-pâte in which translucent layers of slip (diluted clay) are applied to the ceramic body, building up a cameo-like surface. This clock garniture is a tour de force in pâte-sur-pâte. The garniture was exhibited at the 1872 London Second Annual International Exhibition where it was one of the ceramic highlights. It was made purely as an exhibition piece, since the clock mechanism was never fitted to the central vase.

Come and see this clock garniture on Level 2 at NGV International.