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Thomas Minton (1765 - 1836) established his pottery at Stoke-on-Trent, styled as Thomas Minton & Sons, in 1793, while in his late twenties, having previously been apprenticed and then worked as an engraver at the Caughley works, where he is credited with the design of the "Willow" and "Blue Dragon" patterns.

After initially making blue printed earthenware and then soft paste porcelain, in the 1820s the company commenced producing bone china, and this became its principal activity.

Thomas Minton died in 1836 and the business was taken over by his son Herbert Minton, and by this time had established a reputation for wares of exceptional quality. The name of the company was changed to Minton & Co.

Many of their designs were classically based and either copied from Sevres designs, or finished from blanks supplied by Sevres.

Production of parian ware figures, a white unglazed statuary porcelain resembling marble, commenced about 1841, and some of the figures were based on sculptures by John Bell, and American Hiram Powers. more...

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A Minton limited edition figure, 'Arthur the Once & future King' in bone china and sterling silver 1993, designed by John Ablitt. From the 'Arthurian Legend', number 52 from an edition of 250, a richly decorated figure of Arthur holding

A Forty five piece Minton 'Shalimar' service plus two antique Copeland Spode 'Mandarin' bowls with plated covers, circa 1974 (Minton) and probably later 19th century (Spode), pattern 1372. Aservice for eight comprising: dinner, entrée, side

Minton 'St James' coffee set for six persons comprising a lidded teapot, sugar bowl, cream jug with six cups & saucers. Condition: good to fair, restored finial to the coffee pot lid. Height of coffee pot 23 cm

A Minton pot pourri, circa 1830, with flower encrusting and painted butterflies (missing cover) 10 cm high, together with a Minton perfume bottle with flower encrusting.

An impressive English Minton jardini?re on pedestal. The jardini?re having substantial chip to rim. 120 cm high

A Minton dinner service. Moulded with gilt border. Setting for twelve, comprising 12 dinner plates, 12 entree plates, 12 side plates, 10 soup terrine with 12 stands, 12 teacups and saucers, 8 demitasse and saucers, a graduated pair of meat dishes, and 10 k

A Minton parian figural group, Naomi and her Daughters in Law, circa 1865, depicting the biblical characters of Naomi, Ruth and Oprah, titled to the front of the base, impressed Minton to base, along with a date mark, 33 cm high

An English painted and gilded jardiniere, probably Minton, 19 th century; 23cm high, 21cm diameter

A Mintons gilded dinner set, 20 th century; A setting for twelve with additional pieces

A Minton 'Marlow' dinner set, comprising six dinner plates, five entree plates, six bread and butter plates, five soup bowls, five pudding bowls, six tea cups and saucers

A pair of Minton serving dishes, 19th century, decorated with floral spray on a gilt and blue ground,, 23 cm deep

Minton 'Grandee' coffee service, comprising of coffee pot, sugar bowl, creamer, nine cups and saucers, (one cup a/f)

A Victorian Aesthetic movement teapot by Mintons, Third quarter 19th century, with impressed Mintons mark of post 1863 period, a globular teapot with a straight spout and an arching twig form handle, decorated with sprigs of prunus blossom in low relief wi

Probable Minton pate-sur-pate & reticulated vase ovoid body, divided as four panels by rope, each panel of florals, white on eggshell green ground, 30 cm high

Victorian Mintons tureen 'Cockatrice' pattern, retailed by Thomas Goode & Co. London, 32 cm wide approx.

Victorian Mintons platter 'Cockatrice' pattern, retailed by Thomas Goode & Co. London, 50 cm wide approx.

Early 19th century possibly Minton vases each deep blue with painted landscape and flowers reserve . 26 cm high

A Minton vase and cover, of bulbous form with a band of painted roses and swags with gilt highlights. 29 cm High

A Minton flower encrusted inkstand, the border with moulded flower encrusting and orange and gilt. Circa 1830 9 cm high 28 cm long

A Coalbrookdale floral encrusted vase, together with a Minton flower encrusted vase and cover, and a cornucopia flower encrusted vase. 20 cm high, 16 cm cornucopia 11 cm

A Minton flower encrusted ink stand, painted with flowers, within deep green and flower encrusting. Circa 1840 10 cm high 23 cm long

A pair of Minton flower encrusted comports. Each painted within encrusted flowers, on a flared blue pierced base. the base with Howard collection and BADA gold dealer.18 cm high

A Mintons cup and saucer, circa 1890s, pattern G9910, the cup and saucer of elegant low tapering form decorated with deep blue borders and bands, swags and tendril motifs in gilt relief upon a cream ground; with puce backstamps underside, pattern number an

A Minton 'Marlow' dinner set, comprising 8 entree plates, coffee pot, sauce boat and stand, 9 dinner and side plates, 7 bowls, 9 teacups and 6 saucers, 8 coffee cups and saucers, 2 teapots, 2 sugar basins, 2 cream jugs,2 mustard pots, 2 pin dishes, lidded

Minton dinner setting for eight persons comprising eight dinner plates, eight side plates, eight soup bowls & soup saucers, pattern number 5520. Condition good, minor wear to the bases

A Victorian Minton style dessert service of two low compotes and six plates decorated in green and gilt, circa 1900

A signed hand-painted Minton cabinet plate with pierce-worked border signed R Pilshnar. Faintly impressed mark to base with registration diamond.

Pair of Minton's Ltd successionist vases (one restored)

Two Minton figurines being 'Travellers Tales' 17.5 cm high & 'The Fisherman' 24 cm

Two Minton figurines 'The Sage' 17 cm high approx & 'Spellbound' 12.5 cm high approx

Antique Minton inkwell circa 1,800, with gilt & hand painted floral decoration, 8 cm high approx.

Minton parian ware 'Lalage' figure by John bell in a simple tunic of fine material, seated with her hands clasped over one knee & head gently tilted in a pensive gaze, crisply modelled bouquet is supported at her wrist & at her feet a lizard scampers over

A Victorian set of eight Minton tiles from the 'Shakespeare' series, by John Moyer Smith, circa 1880each tile 15.5 cm square

Mintons seaweed pattern cup & 2 saucers circa late 19th century

Mintons pate-sur-pate vase angel & cherub, signed Birks, 19 cm high approx.