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

Floral designs from Minton Pottery, taken from a looseleaf notebook labeled “Recueil d’Ornemens et d’Armoiries ” Archival ID#SD 1705-MS1769.

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Design with flowers and butterflies from the folio “Recueil d’Ornemens et d’Armoiries.” Undated. Minton Pottery. Image © Mionton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-june-6/

Design with purple and yellow flowers and butterflies from the folio “Recueil d’Ornemens et d’Armoiries.” Undated. Minton Pottery. Image © Mionton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-june-6/

Design with white and red flowers and butterflies from the folio “Recueil d’Ornemens et d’Armoiries.” Undated. Minton Pottery. Image © Mionton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-june-6/

Design with white and red flowers and butterflies from the folio “Recueil d’Ornemens et d’Armoiries.” Undated. Minton Pottery. Image © Mionton Archive. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-june-6/

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

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/

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

Tile designs from the Minton Company Archives, Stoke-On-Trent, England. Moyr Smith, designer for Minton. ID SD 1705/MS1820. These with figures, some drawn from the tales of King Arthur.

Excalibur. Undated. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_2_14
“Old Mortality, Morton and Burley.” Undated. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_2_14
Woman with a harp. Undated. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_2_14
“Macbeth.” Undated. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_2_14

Pages from AU2: The Kensington Studio Volume, part of the archives of Minton Pottery which are held in Stoke-on-Trent, England. These being images scanned by the archive.

Sketches for vases or jars. Figures 08 to 010. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Fish design. Figures 016. Figures 08 to 010. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Designs with flowers and birds. Figures 019-021. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Stylized floral motif. Figures S56-S63. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/
Figures S1312-S1324. The Kensington Studio Volume, Minton Pottery. No exact date. Image ©  The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/au2-the-kensington-studio-volume/

Designs done for British ceramics firm Minton, all with Classical themes. Folio 10, SD 1705/MS1895 with no class letter. The legend on original cover reading “Decorated Pieces; How: chiefly vases. Paintings, drawings, tracings, etc; mostly coloured.” (Smith, Moyr). Collections of the Minton Archives, Stoke-on-Trent, England.

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Colored design. Undated. Collections of and © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-5/#more-10616

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Colored design. Undated. Collections of and © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-5/#more-10616

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Colored design. Undated. Collections of and © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-5/#more-10616

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Colored design. Undated. Collections of and © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via https://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/folio-friday-march-5/#more-10616