Minton Pair Swans


Minton was a major company in Staffordshire, England. “Europe’s leading ceramic factory during the Victorian era”, an independent business from 1793 to 1968. It was a leader in ceramic design, working in a number of different ceramic bodies.

This rare pair of birds were hand made at the Minton factory in the late nineteenth century. They are fully marked with impressed factory MINTON, date circa 1861/72.

A matched pair

1/ 13.5 cm H x 14 cm L.

2/ 9 cm H x 19 cm L.

Condition: Good – age related wear.

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Mintons China Works – Pottery, porcelain and tile manufacturers, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Factory founded 1793/6 by Thomas Minton in Stoke-on-Trent, taken over by Herbert Minton in 1836 until the latters death in 1858, when the china business was carried on by Colin Minton Campbell, in partnership with Michael Daintry Hollins, who ran the tile business. In 1868 the partnership ended and Campbell continued as Minton’s China Works, also producing tiles, though not encaustic (inlaid) tiles, until 1918 when tile production ceased. From 1873, the name ‘Minton’ was changed to ‘Mintons’ without the apostrophe. In 1968 the firm became part of Royal Doulton tableware group.

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