Cheap knock-off of MintonBy Mark Chervenka
Cheap knock-off of Minton
This crude 11-inch pottery figure, copied from a Minton original, was sold by a reproduction wholesaler with a majolica-type glaze. The new piece was made in China and marked with only a paper label.
This piece weighs almost 5 pounds, about two to three times heavier than the original. There are many areas without any glaze exposing the bare clay. Virtually all original Minton majolica is permanently marked.