Designs for Minton by Scotsman Christopher Dresser. Porcelain. Living from 1834 to 1904, he trained as a botanist but also made some wonderful art. All of these with a lot of blue but he worked in pink and brown too.

Cachepot. 1875-1900.
Cachepot. 1875-1900. Aesthetic movement in style. Japonaise. Cloisonne. Decorated with a blue top band simulating sky above a green sea filled with colorful carp and stylized flowers and plants, all figures outlined with a fine line of gold. Image © James D. Julia and 2019 Morphy Auctions. Fair use license. via https://www.morphyauctions.com/jamesdjulia/item/2747-361/
U shaped vase. 1886 or 1889.
U shaped vase with Japanese and pre-Columbian influences. 1886 or 1889. Hard-paste porcelain. Image© 2000–2019 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fair use license. via https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1988.30/
Piece for a dresser. No date.
Piece for a dresser. No date. Image 2019 Andrew Muir – Leading Clarice Cliff and 20th Century Ceramics Dealer. Fair use license. via https://andrew-muir.com/items/christopher-dresser-for-minton/322
Pair of quintal vases. 1850-1900.
Pair of quintal vases modeled on the Dutch tulipière. 1850-1900. Pseudo cloisonne porcelain. Turquoise ground enamel decorated with yellow and white flowers and geometric designs supported by dolphin masks on a shaped base. Image © 1999 – 2019 SKINNER, INC. Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2554B/lots/296

Pot pourri jars. Various British firms. All pretty enough for anyone’s windowsill.

Moulded pot pourri pot and cover. ca. 1935.
Molded pot pourri pot and cover. Pansy design with a butterfly cover. ca. 1935. British. Reginald Haggar, designer for Minton. Image © Metropress Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/hansons/catalogue-id-hanson10069/lot-f794eda5-badf-40af-bebd-a5a600a5bb65
Majolica pot pourri pot with a hand painted summer scene of grazing cattle. ca. 1860.
Majolica pot pourri pot with a hand painted summer scene of grazing cattle. ca. 1860. British. Eduard Rischgitz, painter. Minton. Image © 2002-2019 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/56501295_very-rare-minton-majolica-pot-pourri-c1860
with reticulated lid. 1950's.
Hand painted fruit pot pourri vase. with reticulated lid. 1950’s. British. Royal Worcester. Image © 1995-2019 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/ROYAL-WORCESTER-FRUIT-POTPOURRI-VASE-HAND-PAINTED-SIGNED-JAR-CIRCA-1950s-/122806665383
Pot pourri jar. 19th c.
Pot pourri jar. 19th c. British. Porcelain with gilding and enamel in the Japanese style. Royal Crown Derby, maker. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/jars/19th-century-porcelain-royal-crown-derby-gilded-age-pot-pourri/id-f_7014243/

A selection from a folio with designs for Persian tiles. From the Minton Archives, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Folio number 32.

Birds and waterlilies. Stamped 32. Undated.
Birds and waterlilies. Stamped 32. Undated. Image © The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_141
Birds sitting on a branch. PPP 47.
Birds sitting on a branch. PPP 47. Undated. Image © The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_141
Birds in flight and another on a islet. PPP 108.
Birds in flight and another on a islet. PPP 108. Undated. Image © The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_141
Design with three birds. Undated.
Design with three birds. Undated. Image © The Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_1_141

Leaves from the sketchbook of William Wadsworth who designed for Minton in the early days of the last century. ca. 1911. Taken from the Minton Archives, Stoke-upon-Trent, England.

Sketch #1.
Sketch #1. Image © The Minton Archive, Stokes-on-Trent, England. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_3_2_1_18_2_1_5
Sketch #2.
Sketch #2. Image © The Minton Archive, Stokes-on-Trent, England. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_3_2_1_18_2
Sketch #3.
Sketch #3. Image © The Minton Archive, Stokes-on-Trent, England. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_3_2_1_18_2_1_5
Sketch #4.
Sketch #4. Image © The Minton Archive, Stokes-on-Trent, England. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_3_2_1_18_2_1_5

Floors that sing spring or the last gasp of summer depending on where you are. Making little girls want to twirl their skirts once if not twice.Fabulous plates from a 1907 Minton Tile/Minton Hollis and Company catalog.

"Ceramic mosaic pavements." Plate 83. Page 75.
“Ceramic mosaic pavements.” Plate 83. Page 75. Savage Lithography, Burslem, England, lithographers. Collection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/MintonTilesMintonHollinsCo.PatentTileWorksStokeUpon-trent/page/n75
"Tiles for Flower Boxes." Plate 74. Page 46.
“Tiles for Flower Boxes.” Plate 74. Page 46. Savage Lithography, Burslem, England, lithographers. Collection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture. In the public domain. Via https://archive.org/details/MintonTilesMintonHollinsCo.PatentTileWorksStokeUpon-trent/page/n45
"Suggestions for dado tiling." Plate 77. Page 51.
“Suggestions for dado tiling.” Plate 77. Page 51. Savage Lithography, Burslem, England, lithographers. Collection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture. In the public domain. Via https://archive.org/details/MintonTilesMintonHollinsCo.PatentTileWorksStokeUpon-trent/page/n51
"Tile paving at Saint Alban's Abbey, done by Minton Hollis & Company for Sir Gilbert Scott."
“Tile paving at Saint Alban’s Abbey, done by Minton Hollis & Company for Sir Gilbert Scott.” Savage Lithography, Burslem, England, lithographers. Collection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture. In the public domain. Via https://archive.org/details/MintonTilesMintonHollinsCo.PatentTileWorksStokeUpon-trent/page/n65

Drawings of tea cup possibilities from Minton, Stoke-on-Trent, Britain. From Pattern book I. Before 1801. Lovingly digitalized just so you and I can see.

Design #2.
Design #2. Image © The Minton Archive, Stokes-on-Trent, England. Catalog in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_13_2_1
Design #3.
Design #3. Image © The Minton Archive, Stokes-on-Trent, England. Catalog in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_13_2_1
Design #10.
Design #10. Image © The Minton Archive, Stokes-on-Trent, England. Catalog in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_13_2_1
Design #12.
Design #12. Image © The Minton Archive, Stokes-on-Trent, England. Catalog in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_13_2_1
Design #13.
Design #13. Image © The Minton Archive, Stokes-on-Trent, England. Catalog in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_13_2_1