Minton (England) 'Leaf' 9.5" Rectangular Serving Dish | Antique English Majolica
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. Operating under the name Minton and Poulson, the firm produced blue-printed earthenware and bone china. Although the partnership dissolved in 1823, the following two generations of the Minton family were to shape the future of the ceramic industry in Victorian England and ultimately introduce majolica to the world.
Sons Thomas Webb and Herbert Minton joined their father as early as 1808; Herbert being a mere sixteen years of age while representing the firm in London. Following the death of Thomas Minton in 1836, Herbert briefly entered into a partnership with John Boyle before being joined in in 1845 by nephews Michael Daintry Hollins and Colin Minton Campbell. Following Herbert’s death in 1858, Hollins managed the firm’s encaustic tile business, operating under the name Minton, Hollins & Co. The equally dynamic Campbell controlled the china factory which operated under the name Herbert Minton & Co. until 1873 and subsequently as “Mintons”. The firm merged with Royal Doulton in 1968.
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Model: 9.5" Rectangular Serving Dish
Dimensions: 24cm long x 19cm wide
Condition: Good to great antique condition; it does have one small repair which you can see in the pictures.
This is one of the older, antique pieces which dates back to the 1800s.