Minton Secessionist Large Jardiniere dated 1904
The bulbous form decorated with an Art Nouveau stylised flower
design of white, purple and sand colours on a pale blue background.
Minton Secessionist pieces were generally designed by John Wadsworth
with some of the early pieces designed by Louis Solon (who left the
factory in 1903). It was a successful range, many smaller pieces
were affordable, although the large Jardinieres and stands were
relatively expensive. Many patterns were repeated on several shapes
and turn up fairly frequently although some pieces were decorated
with one off designs. I have never seen this particular design
before suggesting it could have been a "Friday Piece” whereby
decorators were sometimes given free reign to decorate a piece.
Small 3cm hairline to the rim, no other damage or
restoration, some light overall crazing to the glaze and some
light staining to the lower section which doesn’t detract.