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Antique English Porcelain Chinoiserie Dish Regency Period Minton Circa 1810$560.00
This is a rare and extraordinary early Minton porcelain dish featuring a beautiful hand painted chinoiserie scene. Made in Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England, around 1810, this dish showcases a charming chinoiserie scene of three Chinese boys playing on a see-saw. The scene is captured in exquisite detail by the skilled artist’s brush. A matching dish in our collection was acquired from The Private Collection of Mario Buatta. The reverse of the dish bears the iconic Minton mark in underglaze blue, along with pattern number 539, a testament to its authenticity and quality.
Dimensions: 8.75″ diameter
2 Antique Porcelain Chinoiserie Plates Hand Painted by Minton England Circa 1805$1,060.00
These two early Minton porcelain dishes are true masterpieces of the ceramic art form. The hand-painted chinoiserie scenes are beautiful, with intricate details and a charming, playful spirit. The attention to detail and the skillful execution of the scenes by the Minton artists are evident in every brushstroke, bringing the scenes to life in a truly captivating way. One dish features a young boy frolicking in a field, while the other showcases three boys playing on a seesaw. The attention to detail, the skillful execution of the scenes, and the vibrant colors added to the dishes’ overall beauty. The underside of the dishes bears the Minton mark in underglaze blue, with the pattern number 539, which serves as a testament to the authenticity and quality of these rare pieces.
Dimensions: the larger plate measures 8.75 inches by .75 inches tall, while the smaller plate is 8.25 inches in diameter and 1.5 inches tall.
Condition: Both are in excellent condition, adding to their value and rarity.
Ref: For an image of a piece from this pattern labeled 1805-1810, See The Dictionary of Minton by P Atterbury & M Batkin, pg 19
Large Antique Majolica Planter Made Circa 1880 Turquoise Ground & Green Leaves$5,800.00
This exquisite 19th-century majolica jardiniere and underplate by Minton was handpainted in Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England, around 1880. The jardiniere measures an impressive 17″ across the handles it is adorned with a delightful design of green oak leaves and light brown acorns that stand out beautifully against the exquisite turquoise background. The handles, in the shape of twisting oak branches, add a touch of elegance and sophistication to the design, further enhancing its overall appeal. The soft lavender-pink interior of the planter creates a lovely contrast to the exterior and provides a perfect backdrop for any plants or flowers you choose to display.
Dimensions: 17″ across handles x 15″ diameter x 13″ tall
Dozen Antique Porcelain Soup Dishes Large Minton England, circa 1860$1,080.00
Made by Minton circa 1860, this set of a dozen large porcelain soup dishes has a timeless elegance. The lavish gilding along the edge beautifully complements the classic pattern of linked chain design on the border. The rectangular black links are elegant, sophisticated, and versatile. These soups will seamlessly blend with other styles that are bold and colorful or minimalist and chic.
Dimensions: 10.25 x 1.25″ deep
Dozen Neoclassical Ironstone Dinner Plates Made by Minton circa 1860$960.00
This set of excellent dinner plates has bold decoration showing confronted griffons, urns overflowing with fruit and flowers, and cameos of Mercury, the Roman god of speed, all displayed on deep red ground. This intricate, classically designed pattern is alive with movement. In the 19th century, this was one of Minton’s most admired patterns.
Dimensions: The plates measure a generous 10.25″ in diameter.
Condition: Pieces have overall craquelure (see images #3 and #4) the condition is appropriate to age.
Seven Antique Porcelain Botanical Cabinet Plates Made by Minton Circa 1825$5,600.00
Bardith has been in business for 58 years. The flowers on these cabinet plates are among the most beautiful we have ever owned. They are both flamboyant and natural. The plates were made and hand-painted at Minton, an English factory, in the early 19th century, circa 1825. Each plate displays a single fabulous botanical flower filling the center and stretching onto the border. Several plates show butterflies and other insects hovering around the flower. The edge of each dish is beautifully gilded.
This set consists of seven plates with the Minton mark and the names of each flower on the reverse: Iris Pallida, Tawny Day Lilly, Convolvulus Minor, Double Nasturtium, Eastern Poppy, Anemone, Rudbeckia
Diameter of the desserts: 8.9″
Minton Platter England Mid-19th Century Decorated Roses Pansies Forget Me Not$340.00
This is the perfect serving platter for cool drinks in the garden on a summer’s day.
Made by Minton circa 1840, the platter shows delicate roses, forget me knot, and pansies scattered about. The roses are a lovely pink, the pansies the expected yellow and purple, and the forget me not blue with a touch of yellow at the center. The flowers are enhanced by the green leaves surrounding them and the beautiful gilded border filled with flowers and scrolling vines. On the reverse is Minton’s pattern number 9874, written in iron red (it is barely visible in image #10).
Dimensions: 15″ x 12″ x 1.5″ height
19th Century Minton Ornithological Porcelain Dessert Service$2,900.00
A partial dessert service by Minton, hand-painted with ornithological scenes after designs by Joseph Smith. The service comprises two small compotes and four dessert dishes.
This Minton dessert service is a stunning example of English porcelain craftsmanship. Intricate apple-green lattice designs are enhanced with gilding. The compotes’ feet and dishes’ rims are reticulated, further contributing to the set’s delicacy. The reticulated shape is known as the “Devon” shape. The most special feature of this service, however, are the meticulously rendered (and labeled) ornithological scenes, which point to a 19th-century spirit of scientific classification. One dish features the impressed wheel date mark for 1872.
Compotes – 6 1/2 in. Dm x 4 1/2 in. H (11.8 cm H x 16 cm D)
Dishes – 9 1/4 in. Dm x 3/4 in. H (2 cm H x 23 cm D)
Condition: Excellent. Some light staining to the body of one plate.
Antique Drabware Dish by Job Ridgway 1802-1808 Decorated with a Hawk$280.00
Made in England by Job Ridgway 1802-1808, this incredibly rare oval-shaped Drabware dish shows a hawk perched on a log. The image is crisp. According to the online Ridgway pattern book, this is Ridgway pattern 235, which is part of “Birds from Bewick.”
“This black & iron-red decoration is the same as that on Ridgway bone china Patterns 317 and 500″.
The hawk is printed in great detail in simple monochrome gray; we get a feeling for this bird’s ferocity.
The background is printed in monochrome orange, which has a softer feel than monochromatic gray.
The use of the two colors printed on the warm drabware is eye-catching.
The brilliant gilding around the border and the edge add to the dish’s beauty.
The underside of the dish has pattern number 235.
Dimensions: 10″ x 7″ x 1.75″ height. Condition: Excellent Ref : https://ridgwaypatternbook.org.uk/. Where it says ” Pattern 235 Birds from Bewick.
This black & iron-red decoration is the same as that on Ridgway bone china Patterns 317 and 500. “
Minton Chinoiserie Dish$520.00
From the Collection of Mario Buatta
Mario loved finding unique pieces if they were also beautiful.
This is a rare early Minton porcelain dish with a wonderful hand-painted Chinoiserie scene. Made in England circa 1810. The dish features a delightful chinoiserie scene of a Chinese boy playing in a field. The pieces in this charming pattern were not identical: each piece would have portrayed figures performing a different activity. This pattern’s variety can be seen in a cup and saucer in this pattern, which we also acquired from Mario’s estate.
The reverse shows the Minton mark in underglaze blue with pattern number 539. For more information on the Chinese Sports Series, see Loren Zeller’s article “Jean-Baptiste Pillement’s Recueil de Plusieurs Jeux d’Enfants Chinois: A Review of the Artist’s Work as Source for 18th and 19th Century Ceramic Designs” in the Northern Ceramic Society Journal, Volume 32, June 2016.
Dimensions: Diameter 8.25 in. x H 1.5 in.
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