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/

Roundels, mostly in black and white. A few that are merely circular. Designs for pottery from the Minton Archives, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Bird. Undated design sketch created for Minton Pottery which was in business from 1793 to 1968. Thinking this is from around 1900. Image © Minton Archives. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/another-helping-of-folio-frivolity/#more-12685
Detail of a larger design, possibly for a jug or pitcher. Undated design sketch created for Minton Pottery which was in business from 1793 to 1968. Thinking this is from around 1900. Image © Minton Archives. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/another-helping-of-folio-frivolity/#more-12685
Butterfly. Undated design sketch in black and white created for Minton Pottery which was in business from 1793 to 1968. Thinking this is from around 1900. Image © Minton Archives. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/another-helping-of-folio-frivolity/#more-12685

Fish. Undated design sketch in black and white created for Minton Pottery which was in business from 1793 to 1968. Thinking this is from around 1900. Image © Minton Archives. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/another-helping-of-folio-frivolity/#more-12685

Designs for southern Italian tile ornaments, perfect for the conservatory whenever you get around to getting it finished. Plates from Johann Eduard Jacobsthal’s work “Süd-italienische Fliesen-Ornamente,” published in Germany in 1886. The idea for the post being taken from an idea on the art blog www.design-is-fine.org.

Figures 1 and 2, page 23. Wilhelm Greve, lithographer. Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Boston Public Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/suditalienischef00jaco/page/n23/mode/1up
Figures 1, 2, and 3. Page 25. Wilhelm Greve, lithographer. Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Boston Public Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/suditalienischef00jaco/page/n25/mode/1up
Figures 1 and 2. Page 27. Wilhelm Greve, lithographer. Collections of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Boston Public Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/suditalienischef00jaco/page/n27/mode/1up

More flowers, these being English and designs for china taken from a folio entitled “Majolica Vases and Plates: designs by Alfred Stevens who worked for Minton Pottery. All of these dating to 1850-1860. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728.

Flowers on blue background. Design sketch. 1850-1860. British. Alfred Stevens for Minton. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-may-6/#more-12515
Floral design. Design sketch. 1850-1860. British. Alfred Stevens for Minton. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-may-6/#more-12515
Bouquet with blue border. Design sketch. 1850-1860. British. Alfred Stevens for Minton. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-may-6/#more-12515

Various Minton designs with animals, two fish and one bird, taken from a folio entitled “Majolica Vases and Plates: designs by Alfred Stevens who worked for Minton. All of these dating to 1850-1860. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728.

Bird sitting on a branch. Design sketch. 1850-1860. British. Alfred Stevens for Minton. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-may-6/#more-12515
Fish. Design sketch. 1850-1860. British. Alfred Stevens for Minton. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-may-6/#more-12515
Fish. Design sketch. 1850-1860. British. Alfred Stevens for Minton. Archival ID#SD 1705/MS1728. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-may-6/#more-12515

Egyptian Revival with a Wedgwood twist. Very popular. These pieces all being recent but they have been making it off and on for a long time.

Black basalt canopic jar and cover with gilded bands of hieroglyphs and zodiac motifs. 1978. English. Ceramic. Wedgwood, maker. Numbered 26 in a limited edition of 50. Impressed mark. Image © 1999 – 2021 SKINNER, INC, Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2698B/lots/393
Black and terracotta jasper Egyptian inkstand, the boat-form tray with a griffin or crocodile head at either end, fitted with a covered sander and pounce pot and a canopic jar inkwell, each with applied hieroglyphs in relief. 2000. English. Ceramic. Wedgwood, maker. Impressed marks. Image  © 2021 Bidsquare Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/skinner/modern-wedgwood-black-and-terra-cotta-jasper-egyptian-inkstand-1343159
Rosso Antico (red stoneware) sugar bowl and lid with black basalt decorations in Egyptian motifs with a crocodile finial on the lid. ca. 1805. Made in Staffordshire, England at Wedgwood’s Etruria Works. Ceramic. Image  © Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, New South Wales. Fair use license. via https://collection.maas.museum/object/120135

Tureens with handles that aren’t the average boring thing . .. . a lemon, cauliflower or a branch. . . who knows what they’ll think of next? Made by Herend of Hungary which has been in the porcelain business since 1826.

Soup tureen in the “Queen Victoria VBO” design with a lemon finial and painted with peony flowers and butterflies. 2021. Made in Hungary. Porcelain. Piece code #TURM3. © 2016. Herend Experts. Fair use license. via https://www.herendexperts.com/product/herend-fine-china-1023-0-03-vbo-queen-victoria-soup-tureen/
Soup tureen in the “Rothschild bird blue fish scale – RO-EB” design with a cauliflower finial. 2021. Made in Hungary. Porcelain. © 2016. Herend Experts. Fair use license. via https://www.herendexperts.com/product/herend-1002-0-00-ro-eb-soup-tureen-rothschild-bird-blue-fish-scale/
Soup tureeen in the “Rothschild Garden” design with handles and finials modeled as branches. 2021. Made in Hungary. Porcelain with 24 karat gold accents. Image © 1996-2021, Amazon.com, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.google.com/search?q=herend+tureen&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwiIroy1xrfvAhUBEd8KHT10BhYQ2-cCegQIABAA&oq=herend+tureen&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQAzICCAAyBggAEAgQHjIGCAAQCBAeOgQIIxAnOggIABCxAxCDAToFCAAQsQM6BAgAEEM6BAgAEB46BAgAEBhQ3mpYsoEBYPiDAWgEcAB4AIABVIgBrQmSAQIxN5gBAKABAaoBC2d3cy
Mini tureen in the “Royal Garden” pattern with a butterfly finial. 2021. Made in Hungary. Porcelain with accents of 24 karat gold. Image © 2021 www.herendstore.com. Fair use license. via https://www.herendstore.com/Herend-China-Royal-Garden-Mini-Tureen-p/hevict1-06017-0-17.htm