Set of Salt and Paper in Minton Porcelain on a white background decorated with colored flowers in green and pink shades. Part of the Famous Haddon Hall service created by Minton, with a floral print based on the wonderful floral representation of Haddon Hall, a medieval manor house in the Peak District of England.
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Minton was one of the most important English manufactories of Majolica and porcelain, created in 1793 by Thomas Minton in the Staffordshire. John W. Wadsworth was appointed Assistant Art Director to L.V. Solon at Minton in 1901, becoming Art Director in 1905. He was a joint designer with Léon Solon of Secessionist ware from 1901-2. He moved to the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company as Art Director in 1915 and returned to Minton from 1935-55.
Minton supplied many famous institutions during the 19th century for both art porcelain pieces and also encaustics tiles. Minton exhibit pieces at the Great Exhibition of 1851, received a Gold Medal in 1855 for the Paris' Exposition Universelle, and had prestigious clients like Queen Victoria. The manufactory was internationally renowned and was knew for several specialties: china bone, Majolica, Parian ware, and Japonism ware and Secessionist ware. Circa 1970 the company merged with others like Royal Doulton then eventually disappeared in 2005.
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