Antique and vintage Minton vases
Thomas Minton established Thomas Minton and Sons in Stoke on Trent, UK, in 1793.
The company quickly became known for its basic tableware, before branching out into bone china and a range of highly decorative pieces, including vases.
Mintons merged with Royal Doulton in 1968 and the company continues to produce a small amount of bone china today.
Value and notable sales of antique and vintage Minton vases
Good condition Minton vases can sell for significant amounts at auction.
In April 2008, a pair of Minton pâte-sur-pâte large vases, produced by Marc Louis Solon in 1885, sold for $163,000 at a Sotheby’s auction, against a $70,000 high end estimate.
A Minton pâte-sur-pâte vase, designed by Charles Toft in 1880, achieved £40,000 at Bonhams in 2004.