Dating mintons china
The earliest examples of painted majolica, including the rare tin-glazed pieces, were executed by Thomas Kirkby.
Other noted Minton artists include Alfred Stevens, Thomas Allen, Emile Lessore, Edouard Rischgitz, J.
Thorley and Louis Jahn who succeeded Leon Arnoux as Art Director in 1893.
Minton produced several styles of majolica throughout the Victorian era.
Thomas Minton began his professional life as an engraver and is credited with the design of the popular blue Willow pattern for Josiah Spode.
In 1793 Minton entered into a partnership with the Liverpool merchant Thomas Pownall and Joseph Poulson, a Stoke potter.
Unsurprisingly, they also command among the highest prices in the marketplace.
The presence of a raised diamond shaped British registry mark identifies only the date the pattern was registered.
Following Herbert’s death in 1858, Hollins managed the firm’s encaustic tile business, operating under the name Minton, Hollins & Co. Herbert Minton, a man of singular vision, utilized both his technical prowess and aesthetic talent to integrate the artistry of the past into new types of ceramic wares.
The equally dynamic Campbell controlled the china factory which operated under the name Herbert Minton & Co. Minton combined his manufacturing resources with the experience of French chemist and engineer Leon Arnoux to develop English versions of French and Italian Renaissance pottery.
An additional impressed symbol may be present and denotes the actual year the piece was produced.
Two 19th Century Minton cup and saucers one circa 1865, with ornate acid etched gilding and hand painted floral decoration, the other circa 1825, with gilt and floral decoration PAT.312 Show 1 more like this A Minton Japan pattern sugar box, circa 1810, pattern 558, a boat shaped sugar box with a domed lid and finial featuring trees and a lattice bridge in iron red, cobalt, orange and green colours with gilt enrichments upon a white ground, pattern number unde A basket attributed to Minton, circa 1835, the shaped rectangular basket with moulded foliate edging and a cross over moulded handle, decorated with gilt wriggle work on a cobalt ground centred with a gilt cartouche enclosing fancy birds in colours, unmark A Minton neoclassical creamer, circa 1810, pattern 780, provenance T.
Condition: good to fair, restored finial to the coffee pot lid.