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Minton’s Secessionist Ware is an epitaph to designer Leon Solon

May 10th, 2006 · 4 Comments

by Christopher Proudlove©In the post preceding this I wrote about porcelain decorated with magical images made at the Minton factory by French émigré Louis Solon. But that’s only half the story. Louis had a son, Leon, born in Stoke-on-Trent, so he had china clay in his blood. Léon’s innovations earned him his own place in […]

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Tags: Ceramics · Minton · Porcelain · Pottery

Minton pâte-sur-pâte – antique porcelain that’s prized by collectors

May 3rd, 2006 · 3 Comments

by Christopher Proudlove© Minton master potter Louis Solon was livid. Returning home from Minton’s Staffordshire Potteries works one day, to his horror, he found that his maid had blackleaded the fireplace. No big deal, you might think. On the contrary, beneath the gunge were tiles Solon had decorated with an experimental glaze technique over which […]

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Tags: Minton · Porcelain · Pottery

£32,400 for the £2 teapot – just right for the cup that cheers

July 8th, 2005 · No Comments

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