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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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MINTONS England 10pc Gilt Porcelain Antique Plates
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MINTONS England 10pc Gilt Porcelain Antique Plates
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $200
$304 Bids
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MINTONS ENGLAND LUSTRE WARE TAB HANDLED FRUIT BOWL WITH HAND-PAINTED FRUITS TO THE INTERIOR
Apr 18, 9:00 AM AEST
MINTONS ENGLAND LUSTRE WARE TAB HANDLED FRUIT BOWL WITH HAND-PAINTED FRUITS TO THE INTERIOR
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD302 Bids
Minton Haddon Hall Porcelain Tray
Apr 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Minton Haddon Hall Porcelain Tray
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$62 Bids
A Minton Hollins, England Astra Wear Studio Pottery Vase with Mauve & Green Mottled Glaze
Apr 17, 6:00 PM AEST
A Minton Hollins, England Astra Wear Studio Pottery Vase with Mauve & Green Mottled Glaze
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD201 Bid
Twelve Minton's Cinnabar Porcelain Plates
Apr 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Twelve Minton's Cinnabar Porcelain Plates
by Nye & Company
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
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Minton Porcelain Bowl, Haddon Hall
Apr 18, 2:00 PM EDT
Minton Porcelain Bowl, Haddon Hall
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
A.W.N. PUGIN (1812-1852) FOR MINTON, HOLLINS & CO., STOKE-ON-TRENT
Apr 17, 10:00 AM BST
A.W.N. PUGIN (1812-1852) FOR MINTON, HOLLINS & CO., STOKE-ON-TRENT
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £300- £500
£1501 Bid
ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTOPHER DRESSER (1934-1904) FOR MINTON'S LTD
Apr 17, 10:00 AM BST
ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTOPHER DRESSER (1934-1904) FOR MINTON'S LTD
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £400- £600
£2001 Bid
3 sizes Minton Aesthetic Faisan Oval Serving Platters 9.5in 10.75in 12.5in red blue
Apr 21, 10:00 AM PDT
3 sizes Minton Aesthetic Faisan Oval Serving Platters 9.5in 10.75in 12.5in red blue
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $200- $250
$1800 Bids
ROYAL YACHT:
Apr 27, 12:00 PM BST
ROYAL YACHT:
by Henry Aldridge & Son Ltd
Est: £500- £600
£5000 Bids
12 + 1 Minton England Porcelain Cup and Saucers. Pale Yellow & Gilt
May 05, 10:00 AM PDT
12 + 1 Minton England Porcelain Cup and Saucers. Pale Yellow & Gilt
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $200- $250
$1600 Bids
6 Minton England Porcelain Bread & Butter Plates, circa 1900. Red w Gold Trim
May 05, 10:00 AM PDT
6 Minton England Porcelain Bread & Butter Plates, circa 1900. Red w Gold Trim
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $120- $150
$1000 Bids
SET of MINTON "MINUET" BONE CHINA
May 11, 11:00 AM EDT
SET of MINTON "MINUET" BONE CHINA
by John McInnis Auctioneers
Est: $100- $300
$500 Bids
(2) HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN PLATES
May 11, 11:00 AM EDT
(2) HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN PLATES
by John McInnis Auctioneers
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
Minton Gilt Porcelain Pate Sur Pate Decorated Vase by Louis Solon 1897
May 05, 10:00 AM PDT
Minton Gilt Porcelain Pate Sur Pate Decorated Vase by Louis Solon 1897
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $5,000- $7,000
$4,0000 Bids
8 Minton England Porcelain Demitasse Cup and Saucers. Pale Yellow & Gilt
May 05, 10:00 AM PDT
8 Minton England Porcelain Demitasse Cup and Saucers. Pale Yellow & Gilt
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $150- $250
$1200 Bids
2 Minton Porcelain Plates & A Minton Flat Rim Soup Bowl Tiffany & Co Davis Collamore NY
Apr 13, 12:00 PM EDT
2 Minton Porcelain Plates & A Minton Flat Rim Soup Bowl Tiffany & Co Davis Collamore NY
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $50- $250
$200 Bids
Mintons China Works Tile Stoke on Trent Fair Maid of Perth, c1877
Apr 21, 10:00 AM PDT
Mintons China Works Tile Stoke on Trent Fair Maid of Perth, c1877
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $80- $100
$600 Bids
Mintons China Works Tile Stoke on Trent, Guy Mannering, c1877
Apr 21, 10:00 AM PDT
Mintons China Works Tile Stoke on Trent, Guy Mannering, c1877
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $80- $100
$600 Bids
Mintons China Works Tile Stoke on Trent, Old Mortality, c1877
Apr 21, 10:00 AM PDT
Mintons China Works Tile Stoke on Trent, Old Mortality, c1877
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $80- $100
$600 Bids
Mintons China Works Tile Stoke on Trent, Fortunes of Nigel, c1877
Apr 21, 10:00 AM PDT
Mintons China Works Tile Stoke on Trent, Fortunes of Nigel, c1877
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $80- $100
$600 Bids
Mintons China Works Tile Stoke on Trent, Heart of Midlothian, c1877
Apr 21, 10:00 AM PDT
Mintons China Works Tile Stoke on Trent, Heart of Midlothian, c1877
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Est: $80- $100
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