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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

Recommended Items at Auction

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70 Piece Set of Minton China
Oct 24, 6:00 PM EDT
70 Piece Set of Minton China
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$958 Bids
MINTON HOLLINS & CO. PAINTED TILE
Oct 29, 10:00 AM CDT
MINTON HOLLINS & CO. PAINTED TILE
by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $50- $100
$251 Bid
Pair of Minton Majolica 'Shrewsbury' Vases
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
Pair of Minton Majolica 'Shrewsbury' Vases
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $1,200- $1,600
$6000 Bids
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Set of Eight Mintons Porcelain Gilt-Embossed Dinner Plates
Oct 24, 10:00 AM CDT
Set of Eight Mintons Porcelain Gilt-Embossed Dinner Plates
by New Orleans Auction Galleries
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$8000 Bids
A Minton model of a Bulldog,
Oct 28, 10:00 AM BST
A Minton model of a Bulldog,
by Cheffins
Est: £80- £120
£800 Bids
12 Minton Stanhope English Porcelain Soup Bowls
Oct 29, 9:30 AM EDT
12 Minton Stanhope English Porcelain Soup Bowls
by Merrill's Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
12 Minton England for Tiffany & Co. Dinner Plates Signed c.1920
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
12 Minton England for Tiffany & Co. Dinner Plates Signed c.1920
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $400- $600
$3500 Bids
10 Minton Porcelain Plates William Mussill Artist Signed
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
10 Minton Porcelain Plates William Mussill Artist Signed
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$1,2000 Bids
12 Minton England Tiffany & Co. Dinner Plates c1900
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
12 Minton England Tiffany & Co. Dinner Plates c1900
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $400- $500
$3500 Bids
12 Minton England for Tiffany & Co. Dinner Plates
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
12 Minton England for Tiffany & Co. Dinner Plates
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $500- $700
$4500 Bids
10 Minton China Luncheon Plates, Enamel Fruits
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
10 Minton China Luncheon Plates, Enamel Fruits
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $200- $250
$1500 Bids
8 Minton Porcelain & Enamel Dinner Plates in Anita
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
8 Minton Porcelain & Enamel Dinner Plates in Anita
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $350- $400
$3000 Bids
Pair Minton Porcelain Twin Handled Square Dessert Dishes
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
Pair Minton Porcelain Twin Handled Square Dessert Dishes
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $150- $200
$1200 Bids
8 Minton Porcelain Bouillon Bowls Underplates Aragon
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
8 Minton Porcelain Bouillon Bowls Underplates Aragon
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $250- $300
$2000 Bids
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Minton Parian Cherub Pitcher
Nov 03, 10:00 AM EDT
Minton Parian Cherub Pitcher
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $80- $150
$400 Bids
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Minton Parian Cherub Pitcher
Nov 03, 10:00 AM EDT
Minton Parian Cherub Pitcher
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $80- $150
$400 Bids
Minton Porcelain Portrait Charger Beauty William Coleman
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
Minton Porcelain Portrait Charger Beauty William Coleman
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $1,200- $1,500
$1,0000 Bids
Minton: The First Two Hundred Years of Design and Production, by Joan Jones
Nov 12, 1:00 PM EST
Minton: The First Two Hundred Years of Design and Production, by Joan Jones
by Post Road Gallery
Est: $120- $150
$700 Bids
MINTON PORCELAIN BOULLON CUP & SAUCER COLLECTION
Oct 29, 10:00 AM CDT
MINTON PORCELAIN BOULLON CUP & SAUCER COLLECTION
by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $40- $100
$200 Bids
An Antique Minton Cake Server
Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
An Antique Minton Cake Server
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $275- $2,750
$2750 Bids
A Minton 'Hadden Hall' Dinner Suite for Six
Oct 28, 10:00 AM AEDT
A Minton 'Hadden Hall' Dinner Suite for Six
by Lawsons
Est: AUD500- AUD700
AUD2400 Bids
Minton for Tiffany & Co. Lidded Serving Dish c1900
Nov 14, 10:00 AM PST
Minton for Tiffany & Co. Lidded Serving Dish c1900
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $250- $300
$2000 Bids
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MINTON CHINA BOWL
Nov 02, 10:00 AM GMT
MINTON CHINA BOWL
by Sheppards
Est: €50- €80
€300 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Minton China


Taylor & Harris

Taylor & Harris

Barry S. Slosberg Inc

Barry S. Slosberg Inc

Sheppards

Sheppards

Selkirk Auctioneers &  Appraisers

Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers