c 1900 Minton China Works English Pottery Arts & Crafts / Nouveau Tile
circa 1900 Minton Arts & Crafts / Art Nouveau Tile
A beautiful old original Minton tile circa 1900. It has the Minton China Works Stoke-on-Trent, England mark on the unfinished back. Condition is as seen in scans, age cracking and some overall uniform yellowing in glaze, but that adds to the wonderful patina. There is mild age and surface wear as seen in close up photos, but no chips, cracks or repairs. It displays beautifully.
English potter Thomas Minton 1765-1836 and his partner Joseph Poulson began the Minton works circa 1793-96. Thomas worked as a potter in Stoke for years before and Poulson had a running company. When Poulson's died in 1808, Thomas continued china production on the site until 1816, building his own new factory in 1824 known as "Thomas Minton and Sons." In 1836 when Thomas died, his son Herbert Minton 1793-1858 continued and redeveloped the business. Mintons was world renown as a major ceramics manufacturing company. Minton Hollins tileworks was on a separate site from the former Minton pottery, although it was still associated. The Minton's firm ran until 1968, when it merged with a branch of Royal Doulton.
This beautiful old piece was found in Totnes, Devon, England. Click images to see condition in close up views. It appears as 4 lotus type leaves around a center medallion in blues. It is muted, classic and beautiful.
Size: 6 inches square
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