In Depth: The Statues of the People

Earlier this year we made five ornament and shape books available to view online, including two volumes dedicated to figures. Having consulted these volumes during her research into Dannecker’s Ariadne on the Panther, art and architectural historian Johanna Roethe was kind enough to write about Minton’s Parian figures – focusing particularly on their reproductions of Ariadne and Una and the Lion – for the site’s expanding In Depth section.
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Vases, and Tazze, and Figures! Oh My!

Over the last few weeks we’ve been busy building new online volumes from some of our previous digitisation work and today we’re releasing them into the wild. You can now find five fully-digitised ornaments books in our online catalogue – that’s 1,395 numbered designs on 1,192 flippable pages… if we’ve done our sums correctly! Continue reading…

When Gaseliers Appear (Again!)

At the end of our last post we mentioned Minton Archive magic and boy, has it been working overtime since! We’ve not only found another gaselier design but also discovered all manner of other connections within the Archive and beyond, in some cases thanks to you, our readers. So, just one week later, it’s time for an update…
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Registered Design No. 238436

As we work towards another update of highlighted records we have to stop and share a rather amazing coincidence we found inside a large bundle of Patent Office material from the 1800s. Leafing through the documents we came across a Registration of Design for a shape which looked strangely familiar…
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