More beautiful design sketches from the archives of Minton and Company located in Stokes-on-Trent, England. Minton having been in operation from 1793 to 2005.

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Design for a jug taken from SD 1705/MS1738, Class letter “G” titled “Toilets: unexecuted designs. Also ornamental jugs, alphabet mugs, teapots, Edward VII Coronation-ware, etc.” Image © Minton Archives. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_83
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Design for a blue jug taken from SD 1705/MS1738, Class letter “G” titled “Toilets: unexecuted designs. Also ornamental jugs, alphabet mugs, teapots, Edward VII Coronation-ware, etc.” Image © Minton Archives. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_83
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Design for a jug with trees and flowers, taken from SD 1705/MS1738, Class letter “G” titled “Toilets: unexecuted designs. Also ornamental jugs, alphabet mugs, teapots, Edward VII Coronation-ware, etc.” Image © Minton Archives. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_83
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Design for a jug with a Dutch motif. taken from SD 1705/MS1738, Class letter “G” titled “Toilets: unexecuted designs. Also ornamental jugs, alphabet mugs, teapots, Edward VII Coronation-ware, etc.” Image © Minton Archives. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_83

Portraits of Lady Margaret Sackville, later Countess of Thanet, who lived from 1614 to 1676. One at the age of four and the other of her as a grown up. 17th century.

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Lady Margaret Sackville (1614–1676), Later Countess of Thanet, Aged 4. 1618. Oil on panel. Attributed to Paulus van Somer I (1576–1621). Collections of and photo credit © National Trust, Knole. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/lady-margaret-sackville-16141676-later-countess-of-thanet-aged-4-218964
Lely, Peter, 1618-1680; Lady Margaret Sackville (1614-1676), Countess of Thanet
Lady Margaret Sackville (1614–1676), Countess of Thanet. 1650. Oil on canvas. Style of Peter Lely. Collections of and photo credit © Abbot Hall Art Gallery Kendal. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/lady-margaret-sackville-16141676-countess-of-thanet-145391

Portraits of women painted by English portraitist Henry Robert Morland (1716-1719-1797). Exhibited at the Society of Artists, the Free Society, and the Royal Academy. Son of an artist and father of another.

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“The Fair Nun Unmasked.” 18th c. Oil on canvas. Collections of and photo credit © Temple Newsam House, Leeds Museums and Galleries. Fair use license. via https://www.artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-fair-nun-unmasked-38590
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“A Woman Doing Laundry.” 18th c. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Denver Art Museum, Denver. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_Woman_doing_Laundry_by_Henry_Robert_Morland.jpg
Morland, Henry Robert, c.1716-1797; The Oyster Seller
“The Oyster Seller.” ca. 1769-1783. Oil on metal. Collections of and photo credit © Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC). Fair use license. via https://www.artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-oyster-seller-85396
Morland, Henry Robert, c.1716-1797; Charlotte Sophia (1744-1818), Queen Consort of George III
Charlotte Sophia (1744–1818), Queen Consort of George III. 18th c. Oil on canvas. Collections of and photo credit © The Queen’s College, University of Oxford. Fair use license. via https://www.artuk.org/discover/artworks/charlotte-sophia-17441818-queen-consort-of-george-iii-223675

Antique spill vases. Spills were twists of paper that you would use to light your pipe or melt sealing wax back before there were matches. Every home needed two or three. Different materials and designs.

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Staffordshire spill vase in the motif of two children sleeping with a bird watching over them with tufts of hand modeled foliage in the various branches. mid 19th c. British. Ceramic. Handpainted with gilt around the base. Image © Rogues’ Hollow Antiques, 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.rogueshollowantiques.com/product/antique-staffordshire-spill-vase/
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Pair of spill vases. 1901. Edwardian. English. Sterling silver with weighted bases. Makers marks: matching hallmarks for Birmingham 1901 with the silversmiths marks for John S. Pullinger & W. J .Myatt & Company. Image ©2020 LoveAntiques.com. Fair use license. via https://www.loveantiques.com/antique-silver/silver-vases/pair-of-antique-edwardian-sterling-silver-9-spill-vases-1901-167320
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Pair of spill vases. 1900. Jugendstil/Art Nouveau. German. Pewter. Orivit, maker. Makers marks: stamped “ORIVIT” on the base with “2165”. Image © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.amazon.com/Orivit-Antique-Nouveau-Pewter-Spill/dp/B00JHRJ5NU
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Pair of Staffordshire mare and foal spill vases. ca. 1850. Ceramic. Image © 2020 Chairish, Inc. and Apropos Antiques, Henrico Virginia. Fair use license. via https://www.chairish.com/product/2130150/antique-staffordshire-mare-foal-spill-vases

Animal design faience art pottery so your home can look like a menagerie. Burmantofts Pottery, maker. Burmantofts created art pottery in Leeds, England between 1880 and 1904.

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Turquoise glazed umbrella stand. Festoon-modeled cylindrical body on three griffin-head supports with a shaped triangular base, ca. 1890. Makers marks: Factory monogram “ENGLAND JL 1868” impressed on the underside. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/85102353_a-burmantofts-faience-turquoise-glazed-umbrella-stand
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Spoon warmer in a turquoise glaze, with a grotesque toad motif. Model number 1907. ca. 1890. Image courtesy Woolley & Wallis. Image © Metropress Ltd, (t/a Auction Technology Group) 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/guides/collecting-guides/burmantofts-pottery/
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Two seashell design turquoise glazed jardinières. 1891. Makers marks: one impressed with the monogram mark “BF” and impressed “1662.” The other with an impressed Burmantofts mark and “1662.” Shown with a pair of Minton nautilus shell jardinières. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/two-burmantofts-faience-turquoise-glazed-shell-jardinieres-late-6136021-details.aspx

Touring Egypt with English artist Edward Lear (1812-1888). Wrote limericks too. All of these taken from their website. Part of an upcoming auction.

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“Kom Ombo, Egypt.” 1849-1867. Watercolor. Signed with a monogram on the lower left. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26001/lot/73/?category=list&length=102&page=1
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“Plain of Thebes, Egypt.” 1849-1867. Watercolor. Signed with a monogram on the lower right. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26001/lot/74/?category=list&length=102&page=1
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“Boats on the Nile.” Possibly painted in 1853. Watercolor. Signed with a monogram on the lower left. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26001/lot/75/?category=list&length=102&page=1
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“Boats on the Nile near Deir El Kadige.” ca. 1867. Watercolor. Signed with a monogram on the lower right. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26001/lot/76/?category=list&length=102&page=1

Paintings of Victorian cats and kittens by English artist Horatio Henry Couldery. Living from 1832 to 1918, he exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in London. Also illustrated children’s books.

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“The First Lap.” 19th c. Oil on canvas. Signed “Horatio H. Couldery” on the lower left. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26001/lot/48/?category=list&length=102&page=1
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“Cats by a Fishbowl.” 19th c. Oil on canvas. Source; bukowskis.com. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Horatio_Henry_Couldery_-_Cats_by_a_fishbowl.jpg
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“An Oyster Supper.” 1882. Source: Art UK. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:An_Oyster_Supper_by_Horatio_Henry_Couldery.jpg

Portraits of women in furs. Not recent because they were painted by English artist Sir Gerald Festus Kelly who died in 1972 (and was born in 1879). Studied art in Paris.

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“Edith Teresa Hulton, wife of the 8th Lord Berwick, 1923.” 1923. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2007-2020 Velatura Press, LLC. Fair use license. via https://www.sightsize.com/sir-gerald-festus-kelly/
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“Portrait of a Seated Lady.” No date. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower right. © Estate of the artist. Image Morgan O’Driscoll © 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.morganodriscoll.com/art/sir-gerald-festus-kelly-portrait-of-a-seated-lady/57765
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Portrait of Mrs Rona Lucas Nee Levey. Late 1950s. Oil on canvas. Circle of Sir Gerald Festus Kelly. Image © Richard Taylor Fine Art. Fair use license. via https://www.richardtaylorfineart.com/artist/sir-gerald-festus-kelly-circle/mrs-rona-lucas-nee-levey

History seen through a Victorian eye. And yes I think they were that dressed up at sometimes. English. Edward Matthew Ward, artist (1816-1879). He created illustrations for the papers of Washington Irving, too.

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“Hogarth’s Studio in 1739.” 1863. Oil on canvas. Collections of and photo credit © York Art Gallery, York. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/hogarths-studio-in-1739-8237
The Disgrace of Lord Clarendon, after his Last Interview with the King - Scene at Whitehall Palace, in 1667 (replica) 1846 by Edward Matthew Ward 1816-1879
“The Disgrace of Lord Clarendon, after his Last Interview with the King – Scene at Whitehall Palace, in 1667.” 1846. Collections of the Tate Galleries, London. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/ward-the-disgrace-of-lord-clarendon-after-his-last-interview-with-the-king-scene-at-n00431
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“The Last Parting of Marie Antoinette and her Son.” 1856. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated signed and dated “E M Ward. RA/1856” on the lower left. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/edward-matthew-ward-ra-1816-1879-the-last-5857456-details.aspx

Fruit art. Still lifes with something good to eat in each one. British. Oliver Clare, artist (1853-1927). Learned to paint from his father, George Clare, who painted still lifes too.

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“Plums and Gooseberries.” No date. Signed “Oliver Clare” on the lower right. Image © 1999 – 2020 SKINNER, INC. Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3390B/lots/226
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Still life with fruit. No date. Oil on canvas. Image © Rhodes Fine Art Limited 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.nigelrhodesfineart.com/artists-artworks/2015/6/19/oliver-claire-1853-1927
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Still life. No date. Oil on panel. Signed. Image © 2008-2020 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/lots/1205928-oliver-clare-oil-on-panel-signed