Mintons was a major company in Staffordshire pottery, considered by many as Europe's leading ceramic factory during the Victorian era, and an independent business from 1793 to 1968.

It was a leader in ceramic design, working in a number of different ceramic bodies, decorative techniques, and "a glorious pot-pourri of styles - Rococo shapes with Oriental motifs, Classical shapes with Medieval designs and Art Nouveau borders were among the many wonderful concoctions". As well as pottery vessels and sculptures, the firm was a leading manufacturer of tiles and other architectural ceramics, producing work for Governments and institutions.

Minton is renowned for it's Majolica wares - famous from the Victorian era - together with its Pate sur Pate, Parian wares, Art Nouveau works by Leon Solon and Wadsworth, its tiles and Secessionist wares.


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