Through our themed searches, shown in the menu, you’ll find specially highlighted records from the Minton company records catalogue, complete with images from the original records. You can also choose to view any related blog posts and In Depth articles for each of these themes.
… by far the most important component [of the Minton Archive] is the design archive, folders and boxes containing thousands of original drawings and designs…
The Minton Archive by Paul Atterbury, Bonhams Magazine, Summer 2007
There are over 30,000 individual items of artwork spread across the Minton company catalogue, with the vast majority found – unsurprisingly – within the 349 records of the Art & Design section.
Our highlighted record search encompasses artwork from different periods, styles, influences and movements – from the Gothic finger plate designs of A.W. Pugin to the Art Deco motifs of Reginald Haggar. Henry Stacy Marks’ designs for the Seven Ages of Man (actually nine as he drew alternatives for the Young Lover and the Old Man) from Shakespeare’s As You Like It can be found alongside Léon Solon’s artwork for a ewer in the Secessionist style (used as the featured image to this page) and a bundle of designs for a dessert service by John Wadsworth.
The number of highlighted records in each of our themed searches will be growing over time, so check back to see what else we’ve uncovered from the Minton company records catalogue.