Large majolica flower stand or ?jardinière?
- Object Number: 1934.P.179
- Simple Name: jardiniere
- Production Place: Stoke-upon-Trent
- Production Place: Staffordshire
- Production Place: England
- Creation, production or manufacture details: moulded
- Production Period:
- Production Organisation: Mintons (factory)
- Summary: Large majolica flower stand or ?jardinière?. Made from large moulded earthenware components bolted together and decorated with majolica glazes. Three legs rise from a circular base to support a tier of three basins. The jardiniere is crowned by a single chamber and central vase. Decoration includes finely moulded faces, scrollwork and cherubs. Flat surfaces bear a colourful turquoise glaze or white panelling with fine hand painted details.
- Terms:101 Ceramic Highlights
- Terms:18th & 19th Century Staffordshire
- Credit: gift of the Victoria & Albert Museum
- Additional Notes: The stand was made for the 1855 Paris International Exhibition where Minton won many honours and created significant demand for their newly developed majolica wares. These wares, originally inspired by the revival of Renaissance maiolica wares, flourished under the directorship of Herbert Minton and Art Director Joseph Arnoux. Their style of soon moved away from the copying of Renaissance sources to become a uniquely Victorian style, incorporating many different elements. A strong exhibition policy and investment in design and technology made Minton one of the most successful pottery manufacturers of the 19th century
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery