Minton Chinoiserie Lidded Sugar


19th Century Staffordshire Tea Set with Minton Chinese tree design.

This earthenware tea set was made circa 1820 – all plates and saucers are marked with a transfer-printed backstamp { Chinoiserie } and decorated with the Minton chinese tree design. ( From the 1820’s onward, Minton’s earthenware and especially `Felspar’ or `Stone China’ are often marked with a transfer-printed backstamp and, later, with impressed year cyphers ).

The Set is decorated with an early Chinese transfer design in bright enamels on a white ground.  The lidded sugar, like the teapot, is a fabulous early Victorian ornate shape with a domed lid and decorated with a hand painted all round chinoiserie design.

Large footed lidded sugar bowl  – 17 cm high x 15 cm diameter.

Lovely vintage condition, fabulous colours, no damage. The interior has some staining but it is 180 years old!

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Staffordshire was the heart of England’s ceramic production from early 17th century, thanks to the region’s wealth of natural resources needed for the medium. The area was home to nearly 2,000 factories over its 300+ year history.

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