A pastoral scene of what appears to be a
ruined abbey or church with a pool or moat
nearby. Transfer printed from an engraving
almost certainly by L T Swetnam (Wise died two
years before the series was introduced). In a
good shade of blue on white, given the theme of
the series being water blue is perhaps the most
appropriate colour for printing. A rare series,
don't be put off that we have a few on the site
it is merely because over the last few years we
have been seeking them out for research.
'Waterside Architecture' is probably the last
6" x 6" landscape series that Mintons China
Works produced and the only one I have seen in
post 1900 catalogues. The theme apparently is of
waterways and pools with man-made structures
nearby which include bridges, mills, towers etc,
I can recall seeing maybe eight or ten so
presumably a series of twelve but they don't
come along very often. A great series to collect
or a great gift for the fisherman!
Pattern number 2475 will date the series'
introduction to early 1891, pattern number 2469
is also of waterside architecture views (eg
Warwick Castle) but in 6" x 12" and 12" x 6"
Verso perfectly clean, embossed Mintons