Thomas Minton started like many others making earthenware.  He started porcelain production around 1797.  The earliest Minton porcelain's were tea wares, which were only marked with a pattern number, some wares used floral designs similar to New Hall.
From about 1805 Minton stared to use a factory mark similar to the Sevres mark.  This mark was used until around 1816 when production of porcelain stopped.
Minton resumed porcelain production in 1824, using a whiter bone-china body and the potting became thinner.
Minton also made a large range of ornamental ware, included floral encrusted vases often with a Dresden style crossed sword mark. These are often incorrectly identified as Coalbrookdale/Coalport.  The Minton pattern books are useful to prove otherwise.
Minton is well known for its Parian Figures produced in the 1840's
In 1836 Herbert Minton succeeded his father and produced wares in the Sevres taste.  Many pieces by Minton were strongly influenced by Sevres but Minton no longer used faked Sevres marks. Minton by now had a truly international reputation and employed a French Art director and many French artists.
From 1873 the mark changed to Mintons and an impressed date mark was used.
Minton also continued to produce fine earthenwares, including Majolica which it introduced in 1850. 


A rare Minton Encrusted Basket.
Unmarked but matches example in the Minton Design books.
Circa 1820
$ 1,500.00


Other Side of Basket


A Minton Tea and Coffee service in the Sevres Style.
With 2 cake plates, bowl, 8 Tea Cups, 6 Coffee Cups, 11 saucers
28 pieces total
Date Mark for 1867
$ 750.00 Set


Large Sugar Bowl - Minton - raised decoration. Fine Etched gilding

A fine Minton Vase. Well painted Landscape.
Repaired handle
Circa 1820
$ 250.00


A very fine Minton Cream Compote.

Well decorated, and painted with flowers.

Date Mark for 1855

$ 1,950.00