One of the fascinating aspects of the Minton Secessionist range is that it included practical objects for everyday use and not just decorative items. This is very different from Moorcroft, Pilkington Lancastrian, Elton and many other contemporary ceramic producers. The Minton Secessionist range included teapots, plates, cups and saucers, coffee pots, cheese dishes, cake stands and of course a whole series of practical, if decorated, items for the bathroom – wash basins, ewers, slop buckets, pill boxes, toothbrush holders, sponge dishes and soap dishes.
I am illustrating a very rare and beautiful coffee pot with a pattern of a stylised flower often used by Mintons.

A rare Minton secessionist coffee pot