RSS

Pottery Post Medieval (Part 3) For the collector.

24 Nov

For those of you who have been interested in my posts about collecting antiques, will know that up until now I have concentrated on pottery. Earlier posts covered the Medieval period.  Parts 1 and 2 and this one part 3 are for the post Medieval period.

THE STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERS. ENGLAND

The industrial area encompassing six towns  comprising of Tunstall, Burslem,Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton make up  the city of Stoke – on – Trent in Staffordshire England and became the centre of ceramic production in the early 17th century . Many companies such as, Spode, Doulton, Wedgwood, Minton Aynsley and others produced decorative or industrial items. In this post I will talk about the well known Minton Pottery Manufacturing Company.

Minton’s was an independent business from 1793 – 1968 and popular during  Victorian times. As well as pottery vessels and sculptures Minton’s produced tiles and architectural ceramics. In 1765 -1836 Thomas Minton founded his pottery factory in Stoke- on – Trent Staffordshire England ” naming his company “Thomas Minton and Sons” producing earthenware. With regards to marks on pottery which I will come to later. This early earthenware produced by Minton was unmarked.

In 1769 Minton partnered with Joseph Poulsen making  “Bone China” c 1798. NOTE – ( little tip for the collector)  Minton’s early bone china was faintly greyish in tint and flawed with black specks. If you hold it up to the light you will see this.   Minton’s early products were mostly domestic blue transfer – printed table wares or painted earthenware including the popular willow pattern . Early “PORCELAIN” is marked with pattern numbers. Minton’s also produced some beautiful “MAJOLICA” wares. Also Parian Ware

Below you will see some Idea of items produced by Minton Pottery Manufacturing Company, as well as marks on the pottery to look for ,which will help to date the particular item you may be lucky enough to purchase.  Or you may have been lucky enough to inherit an item or items from family. Take a look in you Grandmothers loft.

Minton earthenware Vase c 1864

Minton Tile Aesop Fable c 1870.  Tiles make a wonderful collection and usually not too expensive.

Antique very early Minton Dinner plate Indian Tree design.

Minton Plaque c 1876

Minton mid 19th century Parian Ware candlesticks.

Minton Majolica

Minton Porcelain Victorian Lady c 1849

 

 

 

 

 

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on November 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: