Brush pot

Ref: 2314
  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by Christopher Dresser (1834-1904)

    Manufactured by Minton (1796-1968)

  • Detail

    Bone china, with enamelled decoration and gilding

    8.75 x 14.75 cm (diameter)

    English (Stoke-on-Trent), 1870

  • Marked

    Minton marks and date letter for 1870 (see below)

  • Notes

    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.