Designer / Maker
Designed by Christopher Dresser (1834-1904)
Manufactured by Minton (1796-1968)
Bone china, with enamelled decoration and gilding
8.75 x 14.75 cm (diameter)
English (Stoke-on-Trent), circa 1870
‘MINTON’ ‘147’ (lightly impressed under base), together with three small circles
For a brush pot of this form, with different ‘cloisonné’ decoration, see Joan Jones, Minton: The First Two Hundred Years of Design & Production, 1993, p. 102. For other uses of butterflies on Minton ceramics, see Michael Whiteway, Christopher Dresser 1834-1904, 2001, figs 17 and 18 (including a watercolour design).