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Pair of garden seats

Pair of garden seats

  • Place of origin:

    Stoke-on-Trent (made)

  • Date:

    1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gamble, James, born 1837 - died 1911 (designer)
    Minton (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    earthenware and lead-glazed

  • Museum number:

    1308 & A-1872

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of garden seats, the bases and stems are circular, with stags' heads and hunting horns in relief: the tops are in the form of square cusions, with cord and tassels: the colours are blue, yellow and white.

Place of Origin

Stoke-on-Trent (made)


1870 (made)


Gamble, James, born 1837 - died 1911 (designer)
Minton (makers)

Materials and Techniques

earthenware and lead-glazed


Height: 17 in whole, Width: 14 in top

Object history note

These garden seats were on display in the new Ceramics Gallery at the South Kensington Museum (V&A) from c.1876 when they appear in a drawing (V&A 8089B) and engraving of the gallery by John Watkins.

Both seats were displayed in Gallery 120 in the Museum's British Galleries until 1999 when the galleries were redeveloped. See the attached image (asset code 2014HG1393).

Descriptive line

Pair of garden seats, glazed earthenware 'majolica', designed by James Gamble, made by Minton & Co., 1870






Ceramics; Earthenware; Furniture

Production Type

small batch


Ceramics Collection

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