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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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Mintons "Princess" Dinner Plates (9)
Jun 22, 10:00 AM EDT
Mintons "Princess" Dinner Plates (9)
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $100
$101 Bid
MINTON "PARKWOOD GREY" CHINA SET
Jun 28, 11:00 AM EDT
MINTON "PARKWOOD GREY" CHINA SET
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
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Assembled English Claret-Ground Porcelain Part Service
Jun 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Assembled English Claret-Ground Porcelain Part Service
by STAIR
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
Minton Brocade 6 Cups & 8 Saucers
Jun 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Minton Brocade 6 Cups & 8 Saucers
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
12 Minton Bone China Gold Laurentian Dinner Plates
Jun 20, 10:00 AM EDT
12 Minton Bone China Gold Laurentian Dinner Plates
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
10 Minton Bone China Gold Laurentian Plates
Jun 20, 10:00 AM EDT
10 Minton Bone China Gold Laurentian Plates
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
12 Minton Bone China Gold Laurentian Plates
Jun 20, 10:00 AM EDT
12 Minton Bone China Gold Laurentian Plates
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Minton Bone China Gold Laurentian Cups & Saucers
Jun 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Minton Bone China Gold Laurentian Cups & Saucers
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Minton Gold Laurentian Cream Soup & Under Plates
Jun 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Minton Gold Laurentian Cream Soup & Under Plates
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Minton Porcelain Portrait Charger Beauty William Coleman
Jul 14, 10:00 AM PDT
Minton Porcelain Portrait Charger Beauty William Coleman
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $600- $800
$4500 Bids
8 Minton Porcelain & Enamel Dinner Plates in Anita
Jul 14, 10:00 AM PDT
8 Minton Porcelain & Enamel Dinner Plates in Anita
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $200- $300
$1500 Bids
8 Minton England Porcelain Burgundy and Gilt Cup and Saucers circa 1930
Jul 14, 10:00 AM PDT
8 Minton England Porcelain Burgundy and Gilt Cup and Saucers circa 1930
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $400- $500
$3000 Bids
7 Minton England for Tiffany Porcelain Demitasse Cups Leaf & Vines
Jul 14, 10:00 AM PDT
7 Minton England for Tiffany Porcelain Demitasse Cups Leaf & Vines
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $150- $200
$1200 Bids
Antique Minton Celadon Centerpiece Vase
Jun 29, 11:00 AM EDT
Antique Minton Celadon Centerpiece Vase
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $40- $15,000
$400 Bids
8 Minton England Porcelain Burgundy and Gilt Dinner Plates circa 1930
Jul 14, 10:00 AM PDT
8 Minton England Porcelain Burgundy and Gilt Dinner Plates circa 1930
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $500- $700
$4000 Bids
12 Minton England Porcelain Hand Painted Fish Plates circa 1890 Signed AHW
Jul 14, 10:00 AM PDT
12 Minton England Porcelain Hand Painted Fish Plates circa 1890 Signed AHW
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $600- $800
$4500 Bids
8 Minton England Porcelain Burgundy and Gilt Square Plates circa 1930
Jul 14, 10:00 AM PDT
8 Minton England Porcelain Burgundy and Gilt Square Plates circa 1930
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $400- $500
$3000 Bids
8 Minton England Porcelain Burgundy and Bouillon Bowls and Underplates c1930
Jul 14, 10:00 AM PDT
8 Minton England Porcelain Burgundy and Bouillon Bowls and Underplates c1930
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $400- $600
$3500 Bids
Four Minton heavily gilded & jewelled Cabinet plates, diameter 27cm (4)
Jul 11, 10:00 AM BST
Four Minton heavily gilded & jewelled Cabinet plates, diameter 27cm (4)
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £30- £60
£150 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Minton China


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Taylor & Harris

Taylor & Harris

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Hannam's Auctioneers

Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery