(FEEL FREE TO MAKE REASONABLE OFFERS.) This is a large footed ceramic jardinière on stand in green and mustard, decorated with putti, garlands of fruit, nuts and vegetables, some in bas-relief. There are a total of six tile sized pieces, four are original Minton pottery, two are reproductions on wood. This is a circa 1930 set of 12 Minton turquoise plates. Depicts two kneeling wing cherubs holding laurel swags, either side of two white doves supporting an oval-shaped bowl with trellis top, all above... Two of the tiles have been reproduced from pictures in wood.Sons Thomas Webb and Herbert Minton joined their father as early as 1808; Herbert being a mere sixteen years of age while representing the firm in London.
It is hand molded, relief decorated and hand painted with a sporting dog and game bird in a lakeside setting. A Minton earthenware, majolica glazed Oak Leaf pitcher, formed with a rustic brown tree trunk body embellished with oak leaves and acorns. Delicate pink and blue flowers over brown trailing acanthus decorate the frilled gilt edged plate lip.
Most majolica available to collectors is of this style.
Minton produced all manner of decorative and functional table wares in a multitude of designs, sizes and color variations.
Other important modelers employed by Minton include Hughues Protât, John Henk, Victor Simyan, Hamlet Bourne and Jean-Baptiste Jules Klagmann.
The earliest examples of painted majolica, including those of the Renaissance style, were executed by Thomas Kirkby.