This Minton "Meadow" Bone China ashtray with its lifelike Geraniums is a nice compliment to the Meadow cigarette holder also available from Maggie Belle's Memories. The Meadow pattern is a design of various flowers. This ashtray features three geranium blossoms and greenery decorating the circular front of the dish.
This circular Bone China ashtray measures 3-3/4 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch deep. There are no cigarette rests, and this piece would work equally well as a coaster or pin dish.
The backstamp is in green underglaze and reads "MINTON' across a laurel wreath topped with a crown. "Founded 1793" sandwiches the Minton name with "Bone China, Made in England" printed below. This mark is followed by the word "geranium" written in script. There is an incised "Minton China 1-67" and a red hand painted OA2091 and the letter F.
This pattern was made by Minton from 1962 to 1981, and the 1-67 may be an indicator that this piece dates to 1967.
Other than very faint surface scratches, there is no damage.
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