Antique Minton Marks

Dating Minton Porcelain and Pottery using antique Minton Marks

Minton Marks & Dating Minton Porcelain

Minton from 1796 and during its nearly two hundred year history, has been a very important Stoke firm that has traded under various styles.

After Herbert Mintons death in 1858 the Minton name continued as the Company name but no Minton family member has been connected with the firm since.

Minton Porcelain Mark Styles

Over the company’s 200 year history the names associated with the Minton marks on porcelain and china changed. So, let’s begin by detailing what those name changes were.

  • c1796: Thomas Minton
  • c1800: Minton, Poulson and Pounall
  • c1801-02: Minton Poulson and Co
  • c1802-08: Minton and Poulson
  • c1809-17: Thomas Minton
  • c1817-27: Thomas Minton and Sons
  • c1824: Thomas Minton and Son
  • c1824-36: Thomas Minton
  • c1836-41: Minton and Boyle
  • c1841-45: Herbert Minton and Co
  • c1845: Minton and Hollins
  • c1847-73: Herbert Minton and Co
  • c1873-84: Mintons
  • c1884: Mintons

Antique Minton Marks on Pottery and Porcelain :

Minton Porcelain Mark c1805c1805 to 1806
Mark in overglaze blue enamel only used with gilded pieces. Before 1805 pattern number is preceded by No., after 1805 pattern number is on its own.
Minton Porcelain Mark c1805c1820’s
Rare pseudo Dresden crossed swords mark in underglaze blue on floral encrusted porcelain, which is sometimes confused with Coalport porcelain.
 Minton Porcelain Mark c1805c1820 to 1830’s
Several variations of Minton Marks incorporate the initial M.
Minton Porcelain Mark c1805c1836 to 1841
Minton and Boyle Period mark. Many printed marks of this period incorporate the initials ‘M & B’
Minton Porcelain Mark c1805c1841 to 1873
Example of one style of mark, where several variations were used, many of which include the initials ‘M & Co.’
Minton Porcelain Mark c1805c1845 to 1868
Minton and Hollins Period. Many printed marks of this period bear the initials ‘M & H’
Minton Porcelain Mark c1805c1845 to 1850
Incised or impressed mark on early Parian figures. Sometimes with year cypher.
Minton Porcelain Mark c1805c1850 to 1870
Painted Mark ‘Ermine’ indicating a special soft glaze. Earliest recorded use May 1850 on the Godden Collection.
Minton Porcelain Impressed Marks with Year cypher c1877c1862 onwards
Impressed marks – MINTON used from 1862 then MINTONS from 1871 onwards. Both marks used with impressed year cyphers – see table below. This example December 1877.
Minton Porcelain impressed marks c1875c1862 onwards
Example Minton impressed marks showing full set of three marks – month letter O for October, illegible potters mark and year cypher for 1875. Found on piece signed 1876.
Minton Porcelain Standard Print Mark c1863 to 1872c1863 to 1872
Standard print mark of a globe with Minton in central band.
Minton print mark c1873c1873 to 1912
MINTONS Standard print mark with crown added. England added from 1891. Made in England appears from c1902.
Minton print mark c1912c1912 to 1950
New version of standard Minton print mark with different crown and the globe now within laurel leaves. Earlier versions with ENGLAND below.
Minton print mark c1951c1951 onwards
Modern Minton mark intoduced in 1951. This example showing various pattern details and including the designers signature.

From c1842 Minton introduced a year cypher.

1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849
Minton Year Cypher 1842 Minton Year Cypher 1843 Minton Year Cypher 1844 Minton Year Cypher 1845 Minton Year Cypher 1846 Minton Year Cypher 1847 Minton Year Cypher 1848 Minton Year Cypher 1849
1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859
Minton Year Cypher 1850 Minton Year Cypher 1851 Minton Year Cypher 1852 Minton Year Cypher 1853 Minton Year Cypher 1854 Minton Year Cypher 1855 Minton Year Cypher 1856 Minton Year Cypher 1857 Minton Year Cypher 1858 Minton Year Cypher 1859
1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
Minton Year Cypher 1860 Minton Year Cypher 1861 Minton Year Cypher 1862 Minton Year Cypher 1863 Minton Year Cypher 1864 Minton Year Cypher 1865 Minton Year Cypher 1866 Minton Year Cypher 1867 Minton Year Cypher 1868 Minton Year Cypher 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
Minton Year Cypher 170 Minton Year Cypher 1871 Minton Year Cypher 1872 Minton Year Cypher 1873 Minton Year Cypher 1874 Minton Year Cypher 1875 Minton Year Cypher 1876 Minton Year Cypher 1877 Minton Year Cypher 1878 Minton Year Cypher 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
Minton Year Cypher 1880 Minton Year Cypher 1881 Minton Year Cypher 1882 Minton Year Cypher 1883 Minton Year Cypher 1884 Minton Year Cypher 1885 Minton Year Cypher 1886 Minton Year Cypher 1887 Minton Year Cypher 1888 Minton Year Cypher 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1886 1887 1888 1899
Minton Year Cypher 1890 Minton Year Cypher 1891 Minton Year Cypher 1892 Minton Year Cypher 1893 Minton Year Cypher 1894 Minton Year Cypher 1895 Minton Year Cypher 1896 Minton Year Cypher 1897 Minton Year Cypher 1898 Minton Year Cypher 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
Minton Year Cypher 1900 Minton Year Cypher 1901 Minton Year Cypher 1902 Minton Year Cypher 1903 Minton Year Cypher 1904 Minton Year Cypher 1905 Minton Year Cypher 1906 Minton Year Cypher 1907 Minton Year Cypher 1908 Minton Year Cypher 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
Minton Year Cypher 1910 Minton Year Cypher 1911 Minton Year Cypher 1912 Minton Year Cypher 1913 Minton Year Cypher 1914 Minton Year Cypher 1915 Minton Year Cypher 1916 Minton Year Cypher 1917 Minton Year Cypher 1918 Minton Year Cypher 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
Minton Year Cypher 1920 Minton Year Cypher 1921 Minton Year Cypher 1922 Minton Year Cypher 1923 Minton Year Cypher 1924 Minton Year Cypher 1925 Minton Year Cypher 1926 Minton Year Cypher 1927 Minton Year Cypher 1928 Minton Year Cypher 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Minton Year Cypher 1930 Minton Year Cypher 1931 Minton Year Cypher 1932 Minton Year Cypher 1933 Minton Year Cypher 1934 Minton Year Cypher 1935 Minton Year Cypher 1936 Minton Year Cypher 1937 Minton Year Cypher 1938 Minton Year Cypher 1939
1940 1941 1942
Minton Year Cypher 1940 Minton Year Cypher 1941 Minton Year Cypher 1942