Minton Ancestral is rimmed, scallop-shaped china featuring an exquisite floral motif and a graceful fluted rim design. Produced from 1951 to 1991, Ancestral is a spectacular Minton pattern! Its subtle color palette lends itself to a variety of linens and centerpieces, and its traditional shape will fit beautifully with your favorite crystal and silver. Our special 53-piece estate set includes 8 cups and 8 saucers, 8 dinner plates, 8 salad plates, 8 bread and butter plates, and 8 rimmed soup bowls, along with 1 creamer, 1 sugar bowl and lid, 1 oval serving platter (15 1/8 inches), and 1 oval serving bowl (10 3/8 inches). This is everything you’ll need for a complete summer table makeover!
Minton China was founded in 1793 when Thomas Minton decided to open a small porcelain factory in Stoke-on-Trent, England, after years of apprenticeships with Josiah Spode, Josiah Wedgwood, and John Adams, and a stint working throughout England as an engraver. Originally, Minton China decorated earthenware blanks with blue transfer designs. These designs were popular at the time, and were sold in mass quantities to London retailers. In 1798, Thomas Minton began traveling throughout England in search of clay suitable for the production of fine porcelain. Once he found suitable clay, Minton began producing creamware, transferware, stoneware, and hand-painted earthenware designs. When Thomas Minton died in 1836, he left Minton China to his son, Herbert Minton, who proved to be an invaluable addition to the company. Herbert’s artistic vision, creativity, and business acumen led Minton China to the forefront of the industrial age.
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