Minton dessert service, botanical with butterflies - For Sale
Minton dessert service, botanical with butterflies
Minton hand painted botanical dessert service, including eight 9" dessert plates and 1 dessert stand. Date code for 1869. Each plate has a cobalt border with rich gilding and a hand-painted central reserve depicting various species of flowers, butterflies, berries, and insects. The stand has the same matching border but no botanical scene. All of the plates bear an impressed Minton mark; the stand is unmarked. Condition is generally very good, with no chips or cracks; however, several of the plates have some wear to the enamels of the central painted scene.