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Minton China

Minton was established by Thomas Minton in Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England in 1793. In its first years, Minton produced earthenware, a low-fired pottery that is permeable to water. Shortly thereafter, Minton formed a partnership with Joseph Poulson who created bone china. Following Poulson's death, Minton built a new china pottery in 1824. Early productions mostly consisted of standard domestic tableware in blue transfer including the popular Willow pattern.

With the new factory of 1824, the Minton line was expanded from tableware to include figurines, vases, and other ornamental pieces. In 1836, Thomas Minton passed away and left the company to his son Herbert, whose artistic vision proved to be a vital asset to the company. Minton began creating hand-painted, industrial-strength tiles during the Victorian period. These tiles were very well received and can be found today in the United States Capitol building and both houses of Parliament.

Early Minton designs generally reflected typical English decorating techniques, but in the mid-19th century, the company began creating Rococo-style porcelain popular in France. In the '20s, Minton produced several lines of Art Deco tableware and decorative items. Minton's ability to adapt to contemporary designs is one of the reasons they have been able to remain so popular throughout their existence.


Quick Facts

  • Minton's earliest pieces did not bear a backstamp
  • Minton halted production in 1939 to aid in the war effort and reopened in 1949 to take advantage of the post- war economic boom
  • Minton's most popular pattern is Haddon Hall, released in 1949

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MINTON AND LIMOGES DINNER PLATES
Dec 14, 9:00 AM CST
MINTON AND LIMOGES DINNER PLATES
by Jackson's International
Est: $50- $75
$1103 Bids
Minton Porcelain
Dec 10, 9:00 AM EST
Minton Porcelain
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$51 Bid
Minton Small twin Handled Vase & small Hand Painted dish signed Dean, tallest 12cm(2)
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Minton Small twin Handled Vase & small Hand Painted dish signed Dean, tallest 12cm(2)
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £30- £60
£301 Bid
2 CUP & SAUCERS BY MINTON
Dec 17, 9:00 AM CST
2 CUP & SAUCERS BY MINTON
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $25- $45
$51 Bid
4 DINNER PLATES BY MINTON STANWOOD PATTERN
Dec 17, 9:00 AM CST
4 DINNER PLATES BY MINTON STANWOOD PATTERN
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $35- $65
$101 Bid
Alexandra Porcelain classically decorated comport, 19th Century plate & later Minton items(4)
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
Alexandra Porcelain classically decorated comport, 19th Century plate & later Minton items(4)
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £20- £40
£200 Bids
Minton Blue & White Mid Century Tea Set, one damaged saucer noted
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
Minton Blue & White Mid Century Tea Set, one damaged saucer noted
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £15- £30
£150 Bids
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Vintage Milton Vanessa Oval Relish Dish With Floral Pattern
Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage Milton Vanessa Oval Relish Dish With Floral Pattern
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
MINTON HALLDON HALL CHINA
Dec 09, 12:00 PM EST
MINTON HALLDON HALL CHINA
by Dennis Auction Service
Est: $25- $50
$100 Bids
Dessertservice "Concord Minton" Theresienthal
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CET
Dessertservice "Concord Minton" Theresienthal
by Leo Spik
Est: €140- €168
€1000 Bids
Minton Dinner Set - 45 Piece
Dec 17, 10:00 AM EST
Minton Dinner Set - 45 Piece
by Regency Auction House
Est: $300- $400
$1500 Bids
Minton China "Haddon Hall" Part Service
Jan 08, 12:00 PM EST
Minton China "Haddon Hall" Part Service
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $800- $1,200
$1000 Bids
103 PIECES OF MINTON POONAH PATTERN DINNERWARE
Dec 14, 9:00 AM CST
103 PIECES OF MINTON POONAH PATTERN DINNERWARE
by Jackson's International
Est: $200- $400
$1800 Bids
A 19th Century Minton cabinet plate, pai
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
A 19th Century Minton cabinet plate, pai
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £150- £250
£900 Bids
A Minton raised paste gilt and relief mo
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
A Minton raised paste gilt and relief mo
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £30- £50
£150 Bids
A Minton porcelain planter, early 19th C
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
A Minton porcelain planter, early 19th C
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £100- £150
£600 Bids
MINTONS Dinner Set, Peach Color Border. C. For 19, 117 pcs
Dec 14, 11:00 AM EST
MINTONS Dinner Set, Peach Color Border. C. For 19, 117 pcs
by DuMouchelles
Est: $500- $800
$3750 Bids
Christopher Dresser for Minton, an Aesth
Dec 10, 10:00 AM GMT
Christopher Dresser for Minton, an Aesth
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £300- £500
£1800 Bids
Coffee or tea service, Minton England, Haddon Hall model
Dec 28, 11:00 AM CET
Coffee or tea service, Minton England, Haddon Hall model
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €400- €800
€4000 Bids

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