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

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/