Truth, Beauty, Power: Borders

“Truth, Beauty, Power” is a bimonthly series where we can share the wonderful details found within the Archive’s Christopher Dresser artworks with you. Every other month we’ll highlight one or more artworks from the Dresser Portfolio as detailed images, galleries, or interactive comparisons. We hope you enjoy them! You can also find out more about Dresser and his relationship with the company in our In Depth introduction to the series.
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Magnificent Majolica: Centres

“Magnificent Majolica” is a bimonthly series where we focus on the opulence and exuberance of the Archive’s majolica designs. Every other month we’ll highlight one or more artworks from our special Art & Design folio as detailed images, galleries, or interactive comparisons. If you’d like to find out more about majolica and why it is synonymous with Minton you can do so through our In Depth introduction to the series.
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Anniversary Update: Wadsworth’s Sketch Books

Three years ago today we launched the Minton Archive website with a selection of newly-digitised records and images; a year later we celebrated our first “anniversary” with a 1000 image update and the year after that we unveiled our browsable volumes. This year, spurred on by our involvement with The Democratic Dish: Mintons Secessionist Ware at Chelsea Space, we’re making seven John Wadsworth sketch books available online…
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Truth, Beauty, Power: The Scarab

“Truth, Beauty, Power” is a bimonthly series where we can share the wonderful details found within the Archive’s Christopher Dresser artworks with you. Every other month we’ll highlight one or more artworks from the Dresser Portfolio as detailed images, galleries, or interactive comparisons. We hope you enjoy them! You can also find out more about Dresser and his relationship with the company in our In Depth introduction to the series.
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Putting Our Heads Together

Recently we received an enquiry which we hoped could be answered with a quick dip into SD 1705/MS1761, the group of large pencil-drawn portraits by H.W. Foster we highlighted in Faces from the Folios. Unfortunately it turned out that we were looking for designs outside the folio’s broken number sequence noted in the catalogue record – no poring over beautiful artworks for us today… tsk! – and so we cast our net wider in search of answers.
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Magnificent Majolica: The Gaselier

“Magnificent Majolica” is a bimonthly series where we focus on the opulence and exuberance of the Archive’s majolica designs. Every other month we’ll highlight one or more artworks from our special Art & Design folio as detailed images, galleries, or interactive comparisons. If you’d like to find out more about majolica and why it is synonymous with Minton you can do so through our In Depth introduction to the series.
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Truth, Beauty, Power: Blue and White

“Truth, Beauty, Power” is a bimonthly series where we can share the wonderful details found within the Archive’s Christopher Dresser artworks with you. Every other month we’ll highlight one or more artworks from the Dresser Portfolio as detailed images, galleries, or interactive comparisons. We hope you enjoy them! You can also find out more about Dresser and his relationship with the company in our In Depth introduction to the series.
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Magnificent Majolica: The Judgement of Paris

“Magnificent Majolica” is a bimonthly series where we focus on the opulence and exuberance of the Archive’s majolica designs. Every other month we’ll highlight one or more artworks from our special Art & Design folio as detailed images, galleries, or interactive comparisons. If you’d like to find out more about majolica and why it is synonymous with Minton you can do so through our In Depth introduction to the series.
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Mid-century Minton Mythology

When we began to digitise the contents of three mid-20th century folios in the collection we didn’t expect to end up plotting patterns onto maps or creating galleries of plant-inspired designs – that’s what happens when the themes running through the pattern names are just too obvious to ignore! We were therefore rather excited to see where the final folio might take us, but at first glance there didn’t seem to be any strong naming conventions at all…
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Truth, Beauty, Power: Chapter and Verse

“Truth, Beauty, Power” is a bimonthly series where we can share the wonderful details found within the Archive’s Christopher Dresser artworks with you. Every other month we’ll highlight one or more artworks from the Dresser Portfolio as detailed images, galleries, or interactive comparisons. We hope you enjoy them! You can also find out more about Dresser and his relationship with the company in our In Depth introduction to the series.
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