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Mason's Ironstone China & Masons Pottery

With a legacy that dates back to the early 19th century, Mason’s Ironstone pottery is renowned for its remarkable blend of durability and design. Mason pottery is still in production today, and antique pieces still solicit a great deal of attention from savvy collectors.

Founder Miles Mason opened the ceramics company after realizing the demand for ceramic designs while working as an Asian porcelain importer. During the early 19th century, Mason and his sons refined their formula for ironstone china, which proved revolutionary on the market. It was incredibly durable, while also strikingly sophisticated, similar to elegant porcelain designs of the day.

Mason’s Ironstone became a household name across Europe and even America, and for collectors, it still is today. From the Mason’s fruit basket to the elegant dinnerware, Mason’s Ironstone features enticing ceramics.


Quick Facts

  • Mason’s first factory in Fenton was known as the "Minerva Works." It was renamed "Mason's," as Mason's three sons ran the factory
  • Mason’s son, Charles, patented the family’s ironstone ceramics in 1813
  • In 1815, Charles Mason married Sarah Spode, whose grandfather was Josiah Spode. Shortly after the nuptials, Mason’s assumed command of a former Spode facility

Recommended Items at Auction

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2 IRONSTONE PLATTERS IN MULBERRY TRANSFER "PERU" 17" X 11 1/4"
Dec 04, 10:30 AM EST
2 IRONSTONE PLATTERS IN MULBERRY TRANSFER "PERU" 17" X 11 1/4"
by Carlsen Gallery, Inc.
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
19th C. Set of English Ironstone China, 25 Pieces
Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
19th C. Set of English Ironstone China, 25 Pieces
by Northgate Gallery
Est: $100- $25,000
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Mason's Ironstone China 'Bamboo & Basket' Plate C. 1815
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
Mason's Ironstone China 'Bamboo & Basket' Plate C. 1815
by Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
Est: $50- $150
$250 Bids
Masons Porcelain Floral Biscuit Jar
Dec 03, 9:00 AM CST
Masons Porcelain Floral Biscuit Jar
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Est: $50- $100
$250 Bids
Two Antique Ironstone Jugs
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
Two Antique Ironstone Jugs
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Est: $100- $300
$500 Bids
Large Antique Ironstone Platter With Chinoiserie Floral Design
Dec 04, 3:00 PM PST
Large Antique Ironstone Platter With Chinoiserie Floral Design
by Clark's Auction Company
Est: $200- $250
$1200 Bids
LARGE MASON'S IRONSTONE TUREEN AND COVER
Dec 06, 10:00 AM GMT
LARGE MASON'S IRONSTONE TUREEN AND COVER
by Sheppards
Est: €100- €150
€600 Bids
MASON'S IRON STONE MEAT PLATTER
Dec 07, 10:00 AM GMT
MASON'S IRON STONE MEAT PLATTER
by Sheppards
Est: €30- €50
€150 Bids
Mason's Ironstone Yellow Vases, Dragons Coiled H 6'' Depth 3.5''
Dec 14, 11:00 AM EST
Mason's Ironstone Yellow Vases, Dragons Coiled H 6'' Depth 3.5''
by DuMouchelles
Est: $150- $300
$700 Bids
Mason's Ironstone Three Piece Garniture
Dec 10, 10:00 AM EST
Mason's Ironstone Three Piece Garniture
by Alex Cooper
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
Large Ironstone Blue & White Platter
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
Large Ironstone Blue & White Platter
by Roland Auctions NY
Est: $40- $60
$200 Bids
A large quantity of Masons Patent Iron Stone Chartreuse pattern dinner ware
Dec 03, 10:00 AM GMT
A large quantity of Masons Patent Iron Stone Chartreuse pattern dinner ware
by Rowley Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers
Est: £200- £300
£2000 Bids
10 PCS. OF ENGLISH IRONSTONE PORCELAIN
Dec 10, 12:00 PM EST
10 PCS. OF ENGLISH IRONSTONE PORCELAIN
by Clements
Est: $600- $900
$3000 Bids
12 ENGLISH IRONSTONE 10.5" DINNER PLATES
Dec 10, 12:00 PM EST
12 ENGLISH IRONSTONE 10.5" DINNER PLATES
by Clements
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
Ironstone
Dec 10, 9:00 AM EST
Ironstone
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$50 Bids
MASON'S IRON STONE JUG
Dec 07, 10:00 AM GMT
MASON'S IRON STONE JUG
by Sheppards
Est: €40- €60
€200 Bids
Red Cuff Coffee/Tea Set Ironstone
Dec 03, 9:00 AM PST
Red Cuff Coffee/Tea Set Ironstone
by California Auction Company LLC
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
An Ironstone Blue and White Bowl
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
An Ironstone Blue and White Bowl
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $45- $450
$450 Bids
Mason's Pottery Plate
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
Mason's Pottery Plate
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $35- $350
$350 Bids
19TH-CENTURY MASON'S PEN & INK STAND
Dec 07, 10:00 AM GMT
19TH-CENTURY MASON'S PEN & INK STAND
by Sheppards
Est: €200- €300
€1200 Bids
A Mason Fruit Basket Cup and Saucer
Dec 04, 1:00 PM EST
A Mason Fruit Basket Cup and Saucer
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids
A Mason Fruit Basket Cup and Saucer
Dec 04, 1:00 PM EST
A Mason Fruit Basket Cup and Saucer
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids
A Mason Fruit Basket Cup and Saucer
Dec 04, 1:00 PM EST
A Mason Fruit Basket Cup and Saucer
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Mason's Ironstone China & Masons Pottery


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Sheppards

Sheppards

Clements

Clements

Carlsen Gallery, Inc.

Carlsen Gallery, Inc.