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

Live life the Gothic Revival way. Various features in the rooms at Strawberry Hill, home of Horace Walpole, taken from “A Description of the villa of Mr. Horace Walpole.” Written by Walopole in 1784 with illustrations by various artists and printed by Thomas Kirgate.

“Chimney Piece of the Holbein Chamber.” Page 42. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/42/mode/1up
“Screen of the Holbein Chamber.” Page 79. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n78/mode/1up
“The Gallery.” Page 84. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n84/mode/1up
“Chimney in the Round Room.” Page 93. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/descriptionofvil00walp_0/page/n93/mode/1up

Arts and Crafts bookplates or ex libris. British. Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo, designer. Collections of the William Morris Gallery.

Part-finished design for bookplate with initials within a wreath motif. Possibly created for Herbert Percy Horne. Undated. British. Pencil and ink on tracing paper. Collections of and © William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest, Fair use license. via https://www.wmgallery.org.uk/collection/artists-64/mackmurdo-arthur-heygate-1851-1942/initial/m/page/3/object/bookplate-design-for-hlph-a204viii
Design for a book plate for Arnold Dolmestsch that features a bird and lute motif. Dolmetsch was a French-born musician and instrument maker, and was a leading figure in the 20th-century revival of interest in early music. Undated. British. Pencil and ink. Collections of and © William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest, Fair use license. via https://www.wmgallery.org.uk/collection/artists-64/mackmurdo-arthur-heygate-1851-1942/initial/m/page/3/object/bookplate-design-for-arnold-dolmetsch-a204xix
Bookplate design for William Thomas Holmes Spicer who was an ophthalmic surgeon. Undated but before 1935. British. Ink on paper. Collections of and © William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest, Fair use license. via https://www.wmgallery.org.uk/collection/artists-64/mackmurdo-arthur-heygate-1851-1942/initial/m/page/3/object/bookplate-design-for-william-thomas-holmes-spicer-a204i

Colored concepts for designs for Minton Pottery. Selected sketches taken from SD 1705/MS1684. Collections of the Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Design with an ombre pale blue central leaf. Image © the Minton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-6/
“Worthington in bottle.” Image © the Minton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-6/
Steamer. Image © the Minton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-6/
Roundel with brown or burnt orange. Image © the Minton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-6/

Freshen up the drawing room with furniture picked out by interior designer Emilio Terry (Emilio Rene Terry y Sánchez) (1890-1969). All of these archived with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD) in Paris in 1965.

“Projet de chaise.” 20th c., before 1965. French. Gouache, pen, black ink, graphite sketch on paper. Inventory ID# CD 5154.72. Photo and © Les Arts Décoratifs,  Adagp, Paris, 2010. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/projet-de-chaise-4
“Projet de Bureau.” 1938. French. Pen, black ink, and watercolor. Inventory ID#CD 5159.1 Photo and © Les Arts Décoratifs,  Adagp, Paris, 2010. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/projet-de-bureau
“Dessin de canapé.” February 25, 1943. French. Pen, black ink, and watercolor on paper. Inventory ID#CD 5155.19. Photo and © Les Arts Décoratifs,  Adagp, Paris, 2010. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/dessin-de-canape-7
“Dessin de canapé.” October 25, 1942. French. Pen, black ink, and watercolor on paper. Inventory ID#CD 5155.16. Photo and © Les Arts Décoratifs,  Adagp, Paris, 2010. Fair use license. via http://collections.madparis.fr/dessin-de-canape-4

Ladies with interesting things on their heads. 19th century. French. Eugène Devéria, artist. Living from 1805 to 1865, Devéria was a French Romantic history painter who also painted portraits and murals.

“Femme de Bolbec.” 1825-1849. French. Print. Eugène Devéria, artist. Print made by : Antoine Catherine Adolphe Fonrouge. Signed. Collections of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/my/collections/2238700–inner-beauty/fancy-headgear/objecten#/RP-P-2009-4167,0
“A Young Woman of the Valley of Ossau with Her Child.” ca. 1847. French. Oil on canvas. Collections of and © The Bowes Museum. Fair use license, via http://www.artuk.org/artworks/a-young-woman-of-the-valley-of-ossau-with-her-child-44565
“Minuit.” 1829. French. Lithograph. Eugène Devéria, artist.  Lithographed and published by Fonrouge , Paris. Published by Ostervald, l’ainé , Paris. Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/362790
Portrait of Mme. Jule-Antoine Droz. 1833. French. Oil on canvas. Collections of the  The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/portrait-of-mme-jule-antoine-droz-eug%C3%A8ne-dev%C3%A9ria/PQFGvoQOrYeUaw
Study for Mme. Jules-Antoine Droz. 1833. French. Black crayon on cream colored paper. Collections of the  The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/study-for-mme-jules-antoine-droz-eug%C3%A8ne-dev%C3%A9ria/QAESbHsdEjT_ag

Designs for Minton porcelain all with Japanese themes. From Class letter CCC. Folio number 27. Japanese themes; many coloured, Archive ID #SD 1705/MS1705. Collections of the Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Dragon. Undated. Number 26. Image © Minton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_52
Pomegranate. Number 27. Image © Minton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_52
Flowers and birds. Number 28. Image © Minton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_52

Art with a medieval spin by Norwegian artist Gerhard Munthe (1849-1929). Studying art under several artists in Christiania (now called Oslo), he took part in the Exposition Universelle of 1900 and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. All of these works being in the National Museum in Oslo.

“Bord, Håkon den godes saga.” 1899. Norwegian. Drawing. Cc0 License 4.0. ID# NG.K&H.B.07194. Collections of the Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo. via https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/samlingen/objekt/NG.K_H.B.07194
“Titteldekorasjon, Harald Hardrådes saga.” 1899. Norwegian. Drawing. Cc0 License 4.0. ID# NG.K_H.B.07180. Collections of the Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo. via https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/samlingen/objekt/NG.K_H.B.07180
“Tolv idretter kunne kongen.” 1899. Norwegian. Drawing. Cc0 License 4.0. ID # NG.K&H.B.07231. Collections of the Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo. via https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/samlingen/objekt/NG.K_H.B.07231
Til ‘Ynglinge-Saga’ i Snorre Sturlason, Kongesagaer, Kristiania”. Initial “J”. 1899. Norwegian. Illustration. ID# NG.K&H.B.03790 . Cc0 License 4.0. ID # NG.K&H.B.07231. Collections of the Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo. via https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/samlingen/objekt/NG.K_H.B.03790
“Uværet, Hjørungavåg,” illustration for ” Olav Trygvesøns Saga”. 1895-1899. Norwegian. Illustration. Cc0 License 4.0. ID#
NG.K&H.B.07092, Collections of the Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo. via https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/samlingen/objekt/NG.K_H.B.07092

A better daydream is only one evening dress away. More from the 1930 brochure for the French ocean liner”L’Atlantique.” Compagnie de Navigation Sud-Atlantique, publisher. Collection of the Wolfsonian at Florida International University.

“Le Salon Ovale.” Page 19. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/19?search=Deco
“Le Grand Salon Carré des premières classes,” Page 20 .Page one of two. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/20?search=Deco
“Le Grand Salon Carré des premières classes,” Page 20 .Page two of two. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/21?search=Deco
“La Chapelle.” Page 22. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/22?search=Deco

Ornaments from a while back. A little something to adorn the sofa cushions should French King Louis XIV and his current mistress appear for dinner. Various creators. From a folio in the collections of the BnF Gallica, the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Image 5 inscribed “S – C- F”. Collections of the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://bibliotheque-numerique.inha.fr/viewer/36599/?offset=#page=5&viewer=picture&o=download&n=0&q=
Inscribed “8 C-F.” Image 9. Collections of the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://bibliotheque-numerique.inha.fr/viewer/36599/?offset=#page=9&viewer=picture&o=download&n=0&q=
Image 11. Collections of the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://bibliotheque-numerique.inha.fr/viewer/36599/?offset=#page=11&viewer=picture&o=download&n=0&q=
Image 17. Collections of the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://bibliotheque-numerique.inha.fr/viewer/36599/?offset=#page=17&viewer=picture&o=download&n=0&q=