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), 1870
Minton marks and date letter for 1870 (see below)
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).
For an identical brush pot, now in a private collection see the archive section of this website.