A Tweeted History of Minton (WHoM:14)

It’s time for week 14’s round-up of our #WadsworthsHistoryofMinton tweets which have been entertaining you all (we hope!) for over 3 months now – how time flies 😮 We’ve just reached Chapter 6 in the “Minton” manuscript, having described the ‘acid gold’ process & the birth of Minton’s famous turquoise (from which this site’s colour scheme takes inspiration) along the way, and it looks like another good’un! Read on for all the details…
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A Tweeted History of Minton (WHoM:12)

Today marks the 12th instalment of our #WadsworthHistoryofMinton round-up, where we bring together a week’s worth of tweets from the Archive’s “Minton” manuscript – SD 1705/MS4520 – for you to peruse. In this latest collection of snippets we reach Chapter 5 and with it we’re given a proper introduction to Colin Minton Campbell. There’s also mention of the 1862 Exhibition – not the 1861 Exhibition as we mistakenly wrote in tweet no. 134!* – and more on the creation of the art director role and Léon Arnoux. Read on to get up to speed…
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A Tweeted History of Minton (WHoM:10)

Last week’s 100-tweet milestone is this week followed by another event of note as our #WadsworthsHistoryofMinton round-up reaches its 10th instalment – double figures! The “Minton” manuscript’s short explanation of majolica concludes in the embedded tweets below (including an aside with links to related essays from our In Depth section) and we rejoin the main text to read about Minton’s presence at the international exhibitions of New York and Paris.
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A Tweeted History of Minton (WHoM:8)

Today is week 8 of the #WadsworthsHistoryofMinton mega-thread round-up, which corrals the last 7 days of appropriately hashtagged @MintonArchive tweets into a neat bundle for your perusal. We’re now comfortably into Chapter 4 of Philip and Zillah Wadsworth’s “Minton” manuscript which, amongst other things, covers the company’s involvement with Summerly’s Art Manufactures and the Great Exhibition of 1851. Read on for the details…
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A Tweeted History of Minton (WHoM:7)

It’s time for our weekly round-up of #WadsworthsHistoryofMinton tweets, now at week 7 and tipping over into what looks to be a jam-packed Chapter 4. Titled “Summerly’s Art Manufactures – Parian – The Great Exhibition – Leon Arnoux – Exhibitions in New York (1853) and Paris (1855)” there’s certainly going to be plenty to get our teeth into!
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