Minton dessert plate
Minton - c.1840
This Rococo revival plate, from a dessert service, is hand painted with sprays and bunches of flowers including red and white roses. The salmon ground colour, popular at Minton in this period, is carefully traced around the trellis like border. The edges are then all picked out in gold.
Dessert plates are traditionally richly decorated, as they were rarely heavily used with cutlery, and this allowed for elaborate painted centres to the plates.
Condition: Very good condition - some monir gilt rubbing on the inner section of the border.