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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

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A RARE PAIR OF MASONS MINIATURE IRONSTONE HYDRA TYPE JUGS. 7 cm x 6 cm.
Feb 27, 10:00 AM GMT
A RARE PAIR OF MASONS MINIATURE IRONSTONE HYDRA TYPE JUGS. 7 cm x 6 cm.
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £40- £60
£41 Bid
Mason's Ironstone
Mar 02, 9:00 AM EST
Mason's Ironstone
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$51 Bid
Miniature Ironstone Wash Bowl Set
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Miniature Ironstone Wash Bowl Set
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $20- $40
$100 Bids
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EIGHTEEN 1810's MASONS IRONSTONE PEONIES PIECES
Feb 25, 11:00 AM CST
EIGHTEEN 1810's MASONS IRONSTONE PEONIES PIECES
by Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $600
$500 Bids
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1810's MASONS IRONSTONE PEONIES SOUP TUREEN
Feb 25, 11:00 AM CST
1810's MASONS IRONSTONE PEONIES SOUP TUREEN
by Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions
Est: $800- $1,500
$6000 Bids
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TWO 1810's MASONS IRONSTONE PEONIES SERVING BOWLS
Feb 25, 11:00 AM CST
TWO 1810's MASONS IRONSTONE PEONIES SERVING BOWLS
by Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$1000 Bids
Collection Ironstone, Celadon, Bronze, Pitchers and Vases
Mar 03, 10:00 AM CST
Collection Ironstone, Celadon, Bronze, Pitchers and Vases
by Rivich Auction
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
A Mason's Ironstone soup tureen and stand decorated in the Regency pattern,
Feb 25, 9:00 AM GMT
A Mason's Ironstone soup tureen and stand decorated in the Regency pattern,
by Claydon Auctioneers
Est: £20- £40
£200 Bids
Adams Ironstone Porcelain "Lancaster" Tea Cup Set
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Adams Ironstone Porcelain "Lancaster" Tea Cup Set
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $25- $50
$100 Bids
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3pc Goodfellow + C. Meigh & Sons Ironstone Lidded Tureen
Mar 03, 2:00 PM EST
3pc Goodfellow + C. Meigh & Sons Ironstone Lidded Tureen
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
Vintage Ironstone Transferware Pitchers and Wash Bowl
Feb 24, 9:00 AM CST
Vintage Ironstone Transferware Pitchers and Wash Bowl
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$150 Bids
ENGLISH IRONSTONE, COV. VEG DISH & SAUCE TUREEN
Mar 03, 10:30 AM EST
ENGLISH IRONSTONE, COV. VEG DISH & SAUCE TUREEN
by Carlsen Gallery, Inc.
Est: $50- $150
$200 Bids
Ironstone Soup Tureen
Mar 05, 12:00 PM EST
Ironstone Soup Tureen
by Old Kinderhook Auction Company
Est: $50- $100
$300 Bids
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1810's MASONS IRONSTONE PEONIES SOUP TUREEN
Feb 25, 11:00 AM CST
1810's MASONS IRONSTONE PEONIES SOUP TUREEN
by Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions
Est: $800- $1,500
$6000 Bids
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1810'S MASONS IRONSTONE PEONIES SERVING PLATTER
Feb 25, 11:00 AM CST
1810'S MASONS IRONSTONE PEONIES SERVING PLATTER
by Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$2000 Bids
Group (9) English ironstone platters
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
Group (9) English ironstone platters
by Millea Bros Ltd
Est: $150- $250
$700 Bids
Group antique English Ironstone dinnerware
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
Group antique English Ironstone dinnerware
by Millea Bros Ltd
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Collection White Ironstone Serving Dishes, HANLEY, J.EDWARDS
Mar 03, 10:00 AM CST
Collection White Ironstone Serving Dishes, HANLEY, J.EDWARDS
by Rivich Auction
Est: $250- $450
$1250 Bids
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PAIR 1810'S MASONS IRONSTONE PEONIES PLATTERS
Feb 25, 11:00 AM CST
PAIR 1810'S MASONS IRONSTONE PEONIES PLATTERS
by Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$700 Bids
English Transfer Printed Ironstone Platter
Mar 07, 10:00 AM EST
English Transfer Printed Ironstone Platter
by STAIR
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
A Mason's England ironstone china Imari pattern part dinner service
Mar 07, 10:00 AM GMT
A Mason's England ironstone china Imari pattern part dinner service
by Martel Maides
Est: £150- £200
£1000 Bids

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