Minton - New Oval Teaset


Minton produced porcelain tea wares during their "first period" from 1797 to 1816 with pattern numbers from 1 to 948   (Godden, 1985).

The main pieces in Minton New Oval style teasets are: saucers, cups, coffee cans, creamer, sucrier, slop bowl, teapot, teapot stand, and bread and butter plates. These pieces are also illustrated in Godden (1968), Langford (1997) and Cumming and Berthoud (1997). Minton first period teaware shapes are all illustrated at www.cummingmintoncollection.org. More cups and cans on the Minton page.

Saucers
Minton saucer with straight sides and no separate footrim. Creamy body with very poor translucency. It has pattern N79 painted in mauve on the base. (aj069s, w138.5mm). This was the first style of Minton saucer and is not seen on patterns higher than 200.
Minton saucer with curved sides and no separate footrim. White body with good translucency. It has pattern 58 painted in red on the base. (aj405s, w137.3mm). This style is similar to Spode and is uncommon.
Minton saucer with curved sides and separate footrim. Slightly creamy body with finely crazed glaze but good translucency. It has pattern 745. painted in black on the base. (aj678s, w136.7mm). This is the most common style found in a wide range of pattern numbers.
Cups
Minton cup with a small "ring" handle of  type 1. Creamy bone china body with finely crazed glaze and very poor orangy bron translucency. Pattern number N79 (4 mm high) painted in orange on the base. Matching saucer with N79 (5 mm high) painted in mauve on base has straight sides and no footrim. (aj069 h61.6, w78, b39.8, handle: v15.7, h15, w8.8)  
Minton cup with a "ring" handle of  type 1. Heavy potting in deep cream bone china body. Glaze finely crazed and poor browny translucency. Saucer with pattern number 58 painted  in red (3.2mm) (see right) has curved sides and Spode-type footrim.  (aj040, h58.3, w78.1, b35.9 (41.6) handle: v15.6, h14.1,w8.6, 6.5, t4.3)
Minton cup with a small "ring" handle of  type 2. Pattern number 745. painted in dark grey on the base. Matching saucer (see above) with same number has curved sides with footrim. (aj678, h57.2, w84.4, b36 (41), handle: v15, h13.1, w6.7, 5.1, t 4.9)
Coffee cans
Minton coffee can with a "ring" handle of the smaller type 1. Whitish body but glaze is finely crazed and translucency creamy. It has a Sevres-type mark (10 mm wide) and pattern number 60 painted in blue on the base. (aj072, h62, w66.5, b58, handle: v15.5, h14.4,w8.5)
Minton  coffee can with a larger "ring" handle of type 1.   Pattern N 51 (1.5mm) painted in red on base. Fine potting in dull buff bone china with very poor orange translucency. Finely crazed glaze. (aj535 h59, w65.3, b53.3, (61.3) handle: v18.7, h18.7, w9, 7.1, t3.7)
Minton coffee can with a small "ring" handle of  type 2.  Marked with pattern number 811:x   (aj458 h61.3, w67.7, b54.2, (60.2) handle: v15.1, h13.1, w7.1, 5.1 (5.2)
 Minton coffee can with a "loop" handle with two gentle kicks along the lower edge. Both top and bottom handle attachments are rounded. Creamy bone china body with finely crazed glaze and poor brown translucency. Came with "old oval" style sucrier in same body and pattern but marked on base in red with No 76. This is a known Minton pattern (see Cummings and Berthoud, 1997). (aj674, h63.8, w63.3, b53.4 (61.7) handle: h14.4 (19), v29.8, k27, w8.9, 6.5, t5.3)
Creamers
Minton "new oval" style creamer with loop handles with large thumbrest. Bone china body with good translucency. Painted mark 578 in black on the base. (aj707 base70mm long and 49.4mm wide)  
Minton "new oval" style creamer with loop handles with large thumbrest. Creamy bone china body with finely crazed glaze and good translucency. Painted mark 686:+ in brown on the base. (aj698 base70.7mm long and 50mm wide)
Sucriers

Minton "bute" shaped open sucrier without footrim or cover. Creamy bone china body with finely crazed glaze and very poor brown translucency. Painted mark N. 45 in dull green on the base. (aj690 121.7mm at top, base 63mm)

Minton "old oval" style sucrier with hanging ring "handles" but without its lid. Creamy bone china body with finely crazed glaze and poor brown translucency. Painted mark No 76 in red on the base. (aj675 base129mm long and 92 mm wide)
Slop bowl
Minton "bute" shaped slop bowl without footrim. Creamy bone china body with good translucency. Painted Sevres style mark and M 833 in blue on the base. This bowl was broken and mended with rivets. (aj689 154mm at top, base 77mm)
Teapot
Minton New Oval Teapot. Handle has a vert prominent thumbrest. Inside there is a pouring guard and an oval domed strainer (see right). Creamy bone china body with good translucency and finely crazed glaze. No mark but this is Minton's version of the "Yellow shell" pattern 811. The spout is broken at the tip and there are 2 clear cracks on this side. (aj721 base 124mm)

References

  Cumming, R. and Berthoud, M. (1997) Minton patterns of the first period. Micawber, Bridgenorth. Godden, G. A. (1968) Minton Pottery and porcelain of the first period 1793 - 1850. Barrie and Jenkins, London. Langford, D. (1997) Regency Minton Porcelain. Langford and Clark, Canterbury.

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