Each gorgeous handpainted plate is a work of art in its own right. Each is signed by the artist (J.E. Dean). Each fish is shown in a naturalistic habitat in lovely shades of pinks and soft greens and yellows on a very white ground. Each plate has a dense gold border.
They measure just under 9" in diameter at 8 7/8". They were marketed through Ovington Brothers. They bare the Mintons puce mark. The impressed date mark is very very hard to make out but I think it is for 1910. I don't know enough about when the artist, J.E. Dean worked for Mintons which would help to pin down the date. There is another impressed mark which puts it considerably earlier, but I would rather err towards the later date.
The plates are free from chips, cracks, and repairs. One has crazing to the surface. Thus these are priced for only 9 and you are getting that 10th one included.
I am able to load only 9 photos per listing whilst I have 12. Thus, I am going to list the remaining photos under item number twt1453 (photos of the mark and two plates).
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