Various castles modeled up in Staffordshire ceramic. No tiny knights or damsels in distress included.

Large Staffordshire pearlware model of a castle with a central square tower enclosed within crenellated walls and accessed through heavily studded doors set within rusticated openings. Two round towers to either side and the walls with incised stonework washed in brown. Possibly meant to hold flowers. ca. 1800. British. Staffordshire. Ceramic. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26834/lot/314/?category=list&length=482&page=1
PStaffordshire pearlware spill vase composed of seven cylindrical castellated towers, the central one with lancet window and clock, on a red tiled base. ca. 1810. British. Ceramic. Staffordshire Image © 2018 Reeman Dansie. Fair use license. via https://www.reemandansie.com/auction/lot/51-staffordshire-castle-spill-vase/?lot=78811&sd=1
Staffordshire pastille burner modeled as Balmoral Castle in Scotland with multiple turrets and towers on a scroll molded white base with title plaque, walkway through the front garden to the red entry door, and green garlands with red flowers adorning the rooftops and turrets, Antique. British. Staffordshire. Ceramic. Provenance: Bonhams and Butterfields, December, 2005. Image © 2021 Chairish, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.chairish.com/product/2585174/antique-english-staffordshire-figurine

Designs for Minton porcelain, taken from SD 1705/MS1842 | Designs for tiles and slabs by Moyr Smith and others. Collections of the Minton Archives, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Numbers 1977, 1979, 1981, and 1991. Page 4 from SD 1705/MS1842 | Designs for tiles and slabs by Moyr Smith and others. Image © Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/anniversary-update-531-tile-designs/
Number 1975. Page 5 from SD 1705/MS1842 | Designs for tiles and slabs by Moyr Smith and others. Image © Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/anniversary-update-531-tile-designs/
Numbers 1993, 1997, 1998 with a notation for number 1994 that reads “Queen Anne Hearth” as 1939 only on Drab Body’, Page 6 from SD 1705/MS1842 | Designs for tiles and slabs by Moyr Smith and others. Image © Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/anniversary-update-531-tile-designs/

Royal Worcester spill vases.

Porcelain triple bamboo spill vase with a tall cylindrical vase flanked by two smaller vases and a central owl. Parcel gilt detail. ca. 1880. English. Made by Royal Worcester and retailed by J. E. Caldwell and Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Maker’s marks to the underside. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/_english-porcelain-triple-bamboo-spill-vase-ec77?cmp=email_BN_NewArrivals_trigger&utm_campaign=BN_NewArrivals_Trigger&utm_content=email_bn_newarrivals&utm_medium=email&utm_source=zaius
Porcelain Aesthetic basket weave amphora spill vase. 1889. English. Royal Worcester. Maker’s marks on the base. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/royal-worcester-aesthetic-basketweave-amphora-spill-vase-1883/id-f_25468672/?utm_content=condensed&allowUniversalLink=no&gclid=CjwKCAiAm7OMBhAQEiwArvGi3Cd0qiw1mCqFnh-W9UqNhuaO9fbDfkHHru7g4iu333vddCQT3UCXqxoC1NcQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Tree stump spill vase in porcelain. 1912. English. Royal Worcester, maker. Marked on the underside in puce with date mark for 1912. Image Treasure Trove Worcester © 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.treasuretroveworcester.com/royal-worcester-blush-gilded-snake-coiled-around-tree-stump-spill-vase-in-stock
Porcelain cylindrical spill vase decorated with hand painted fruit on a pierced scrolling foot. English. Signed “Bowen” with a black back stamp. Royal Worcester, maker. Image  © 2020 Sworders. Fair use license. via https://www.sworder.co.uk/auction/lot/168-a-royal-worcester-porcelain-cylindrical-spill-vase/?lot=171217&sd=1

Hard paste porcelain by Dihl et Guérhard. Empire from around the time of the French Revolution and Napoleon and Josephine. Maybe she owned one of their vases . .. . or a dinner service to use at Malmaison

Porcelain centerpiece modeled as two kneeling winged female figures holding wreaths, supporting a pierced navette-shaped basket, on an octagonal base. Gilt to simulate gilt-bronze and painted to simulate patinated bronze. ca. 1810. Made in Paris by Dihl et Guérhard. Maker’s marks: “Mf de Dihl et Guerhard à Paris” stenciled in red. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/gold-boxes-silver-and-ceramics/a-paris-dihl-et-guerhard-porcelain-centrepiece
Three-piece garniture de table in hard-paste porcelain. ca. 1807-1815. French. Dihl et Guérhard, maker. Image © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Fair use license. via https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/three-piece-garniture-de-table/5AE28VDPcwHRZQ
Pair of hard-paste porcelain campana (campagna) form vases with upward-turned bell-shaped bodies which stand on splayed feet, set on square bases. Both being mounted with two small handles which take the form of classical masks. Gilt, the vases are decorated with colorful and intricate paintings. Their lower bands being encircled by red and white painted bands which frame gilt flower wreaths and the vases’ bodies featuring white, pink and gold paintings of lyres, which are topped by doves and flanked by griffins and swans with these paintings set against green grounds, within oval blue-banded borders. Stylized white and gold foliage banks, against green backgrounds, decorate the mouths of the vases. ca. 1810. Empire. Made in Paris, France by Dihl et Guérhard. Maker’s marks on the base. Image © 2021 Mayfair Gallery Limited. Fair use license. via https://www.mayfairgallery.com/pair-of-empire-period-porcelain-vases-by-dihl-et-guerhard
Hard-paste porcelain plate decorated with a marine subject showing seashells on a misty shore. ca, 1789-1791. Made in Paris, France by Dihl et Guérhard. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Image in the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/774581

Plates from the “Cabinet de Peiresc” which has two volumes and was published in Paris in 1620. Antique vases, mostly. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, gallica.bnf.fr.


Antique vases. Page 8r, Recueil, Cabinet de Peiresc. Numérisation de RESERVE AA-54-FOL. Image source:gallica.bnf.fr / BnF. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b525058020/f19.item.r=Cabinet%20de%20Peiresc
Vase with a brown ground and polychrome decorations. Page 12r, Recueil, Cabinet de Peiresc. Numérisation de RESERVE AA-54-FOL. Image source:gallica.bnf.fr / BnF. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b525058020/f27.item.r=Cabinet%20de%20Peiresc.zoom#
Page 13r, Recueil, Cabinet de Peiresc. Numérisation de RESERVE AA-54-FOL. Image source:gallica.bnf.fr / BnF. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b525058020/f29.item.r=Cabinet%20de%20Peiresc.zoom
Antique ceramics modeled as women’s heads, Page 14r, Recueil, Cabinet de Peiresc. Numérisation de RESERVE AA-54-FOL. Image source:gallica.bnf.fr / BnF. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b525058020/f31.item.r=Cabinet%20de%20Peiresc.zoom#
“Alabaster Cochlearia XIIII” Page 15r, Recueil, Cabinet de Peiresc. Numérisation de RESERVE AA-54-FOL. Image source:gallica.bnf.fr / BnF. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b525058020/f33.item.r=Cabinet%20de%20Peiresc.zoom#
Page 16r, Recueil, Cabinet de Peiresc. Numérisation de RESERVE AA-54-FOL. Image source:gallica.bnf.fr / BnF. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b525058020/f35.item.r=Cabinet%20de%20Peiresc.zoom#

Ceramic majolica game-pie tureens with animals on the top. George Jones. Starting out as a Minton apprentice, George Jones started his own manufacturing around 1861. He died in 1873 with the firm continuing until the 1950s.

Two handled game-pie tureen with cover and pie-liner, the grass modelled cover with a partridge finial, the tureen frieze modelled in relief with rabbits, ferns, oak leaves, and acorns. ca. 1875. English. Ceramic majolicaware. George Jones, maker. Maker’s marks: impressed crescent mark; indistinct registration lozenge for December, 1873. Image © COPYRIGHT 2021 DREWEATTS 1759 LTD. Fair use license. via https://auctions.dreweatts.com/auctions/7972/drewea1-10253/lot-details/18b37a46-6d3f-42bc-b2a4-adb000f889d1
Two-handle game pie dish with liner. The game-pie dish modeled as a basket weave and featuring a goose, hares, birds, and fish amongst leaves with brown, green, and white being the predominant colors. Late 19th c. English. Ceramic majolicaware. George Jones, maker. Maker’s marks: bears the pattern number “3569”; English diamond registration mark for the date ?? (unreadable). Image © 2021 Chairish, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.chairish.com/product/2873455/late-19th-century-george-jones-majolica-goose-fish-game-dish
Game-pie dish that features a fox and hunting paraphernalia. Turquoise ground variation with turquoise, green and brown being the predominant colors. Late 19th c. English. Ceramic majolicaware. George Jones, maker. Maker’s marks: bears the pattern number “2262.” Image © 2021 Chairish, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.chairish.com/product/2904469/late-19th-century-george-jones-fox-game-pie-dish

Ceramic garden seats, mostly made by Minton Pottery of Stokes-on-Trent, England. So much more fun than the Amazon kind.

Majolica garden seat in the Chinese style with a circular seat on three feet in the shape of elephant trunks emerging from the mouths of lion or dragon masks. Decorated in turquoise, brown, yellow, gray, and cobalt blue. Early 20th c. Ceramic. In the style of Minton or Brown Westhead Moore and Company. Image © proantic.com and Le Brun Antiques and Works of Art, London. Fair use license. via https://www.proantic.com/display.php?mode=obj&id=666026
Matching pair of garden seats in gilded and glazed cobalt blue, decorated with flowers and foliage. Late 19th c. English. Ceramic. Maker’s marks: Impressed marks for “MINTON” on the bases. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/seating/stools/pair-of-garden-seat-minton-majolica-pedestals-interior-gardens-stools/id-f_15965261/
Majolica garden seat or stool in a faceted drum shape and brown ground decorated with large flowers bursting with golden buds that reveal white petals with pink tops along with green stems that intertwine in the same way as decorative scrolls. The upper part in a dark blue with raised tablets of the same color forming a pyramidical pattern. Perforated marine and two yellow trompe l’oeil handles, one on each side. Undated. English. Ceramic. Minton Pottery, maker. Maker’s marks: impressed mark for “MINTON” on the underside. Image © 2021 AnticStore and Galerie Vauclair. Fair use license. via https://www.anticstore.art/73946P

Soup tureens modeled as pheasants. I guess you could put stew in them too. Ceramic. Different makers and times. All fun.

Glazed ceramic pheasant tureen. 20th c. Italian. Maker’s marks: numbered “325168”, marked “Italy”; impressed “28” to the underside. Image © 2002-2021 LiveAuctioneers and Hindmans Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/109173569_an-italian-glazed-ceramic-pheasant-tureen
Majolica ceramic trompe l’oeil pheasant covered tureen. ca. 1910. French. Digoin and Sarreguemines, maker. Image
© 2021 Chairish, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.chairish.com/product/3275843/antique-french-sarreguemines-majolica-trompe-loeil-pheasant-covered-tureen
Pheasant tureen. 1825. English. Pearlware ceramic enameled in bright colors. Staffordshire Pottery, maker. Image ©2021 Antique Pottery of John Howard at Heritage, http://www.johnhoward.co.uk. Fair use license. via https://www.antiquepottery.co.uk/staffordshire-pottery-pearlware-pheasant-tureen-in-bright-enamel-colours-antique-period-c1820/

Ceramic vases by the Dutch firm of Rozenburg den Haag which started up in 1883 and closed in 1917 in the Hague. Art Nouveau/Niewe Kunst.

Polychrome painted earthenware vase with decorative decoration, executed by Rozenburg, The Hague 1898 Polychrome painted earthenware vase with decorative decoration. 1898. Dutch. Image © 2021 Catawiki. Fair use license. via https://www.catawiki.com/en/l/25263819-rozenburg-den-haag-vase
Glazed earthenware vase with the decoration depicting a drapery in green with curved gold-yellow ribbons and floral elements in between. 1894. Dutch, made in The Hague. Maker’s marks: marked with the letter “L” of the year 1894. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/vases/rozenburg-earthenware-vase-hague-netherlands-1894/id-f_18624792/#skuId=f_18624792S1
Earthenware Glazed earthenware vase in a thistle design, hand-painted in the colors of deep blue, purple, green, lilac, emerald, yellow, and red on a creamy white ground. 1914. Made in The Hague. Maker’s marks: marked in black underglaze on the bottom with the Rozenburg mark. Marked for 1914. Image © 1995-2021 eBay Inc. and Delta 98 den Haag. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/401676583995?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=401676583995&targetid=1264660049173&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9002058&poi=&campaignid=11616960427&mkgroupid=123084560620&rlsatarget=pla-1264660049173&abcId=9300455&merchantid=101733458&gclid=CjwK

Designs featuring animals, sketches done for Minton Pottery. A selection from the archives of Minton Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Bird with golden plumage. Undated. Image ©  Minton Archives. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/some-further-folio-frivolity/
Butterfly. Undated. Image ©  Minton Archives. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/some-further-folio-frivolity/
Bird with a blue background. Undated. Image ©  Minton Archives. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/some-further-folio-frivolity/
Insect with a red and black body. Undated. Image ©  Minton Archives. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/some-further-folio-frivolity/