This beautifully detailed Minton B1201 dinner plate features a raised enameled multicolored floral motif in the center and a band of spring green around the rim. A ring of bronze colored leaves, dotted with matching smaller florals, encircles the central bouquet. The outer rim of this high-quality porcelain plate has a larger matching botanical ring of green leaves and flowers, a ring of yellow tiny hearts, and finally the outer fluted band of grass green dotted with yellow flowers. Detail such as this is unmatched today!
The pattern number of this gorgeous 10-3/8 inch dinner plate is B 1201 P.
It is marked with the pattern number, B1201 P, hand-painted on the back, and the backstamp is a reddish brown underglaze "MINTONS" across a globe flanked by laurel leaves, with a crown above and "Est. 1793 England" below. "US Pat. Applied For" completes the backstamp. There are also three incised cypher marks that are difficult to identify, even under a magnifying glass. This mark was used by Minton between 1912 and 1950. The word England, combined with the cypher marks, dates this plate to the early period of this mark circa 1912 to the early 30s.
The only flaw is expected surface scratches consistent with age. The design is crisp and clear.