Minton & Co


Location and period of operation:

Minton & Co




Note: Operational dates are approximate - there was often overlapping with names & marks. The name 'Minton & Co' appears in a 1841 trade directory. 

Manufacturer of earthenware, china, parian, majolica at Eldon Place, London Road, Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent

Thomas Minton started the business in 1793 - since then there were many partners and company names. 
In 1968 Mintons Ltd. became a subsidiary of Doulton Fine China Ltd. and the name continued as a Doulton (Wedgwood since 2005) brand. 

  • In 1849 Colin Minton Campbell joined Herbert Minton (his uncle and the son of Thomas Minton) and Michael Daintry Hollins 
    and the business traded as Minton & Co. 

  • In 1849 Herbert Minton engaged a young French ceramic artist, Léon Arnoux, as art director and he remained with the Minton Company until 1892. This and other enterprising appointments enabled the company to widen its product ranges, one of the first innovations being the very colourful and highly successful Majolica ware launched at The Great Exhibition of 1851.

  • Colin Minton Campbell and Michael Daintry Hollins were also in partnership with Robert Minton Taylor as tile manufacturers trading as Minton, Hollins & Co. 

  • When Herbert Minton died in 1858 Colin Minton Campbell took over direction of the firm. The partnership with Hollins was dissolved in 1863, Colin Minton Campbell taking the china works and Hollins the tile works.  

  • From 1879 the business traded as 'Mintons' 




London Gazette  18 August 1868 

notice of the dissolution of the tile manufacturing partnership between 
Michael Daintry Hollins,  Colin Minton Campbell and Robert Minton Taylor 



large platter in the Poonah pattern
Minto & Co produced a number of varients of this pattern

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Minton & Co. 
Serving dish & lid in the CAMEO pattern  



Minton & Co. 
Chamber pot in the ORANGE BLOSSOM pattern  

large tureen in the Florentine pattern 

Florentine was a popular pattern used on plates, jugs & tureens - usually
the pattern was in full colour but occasionaly appeared in grey or blue monochrome


  There are many example of Florentine plates produced with various 
monograms printed in the centre 


Minton & Co. 
Serving plate in the BELMONT JAPAN pattern 

a number of manufacturers used JAPAN as part of a pattern name

Minton & Co. 
Serving plate in the BYZANTINE pattern 




matt glazed earthenware plate in the Chinese Dragon & Bird pattern

this design was produced in matt and gloss glazing, monochrome with gilding and polychrome styles. The pattern is alternating dragons and stylised phoenix birds with chrysanthemums  

M & Co
Chinese Dragon & Bird

Mintons (impressed) 

the registration diamond shows that the pattern was registered on the 19th March 1853 


photos courtesy: Vicki Jones



Initials and marks used on ware for identification:


M & Co



printed mark of Minton & Co

Monogram M&C in a buckle



M & Co 
M & Co 

FLORENTINE is the pattern name

the diamond gives the registration date as 12th September 1862
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M & Co
also with the impressed name MINTONS 

CAMEO is the pattern name

the diamond gives the registration date as 12th September 1864

M & Co
also with the impressed name MINTON

ORANGE BLOSSOM is the pattern name

the diamond gives the registration date as 17th December 1869


M & Co
BYZANTINE is the pattern name

the diamond gives the registration date as 6th June 1870

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on Minton


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