This beautiful 3 piece set of fine antique Minton porcelain is from the 1850-1870 period. The pattern has no official name but is simply known as 8466. Fashioned on fine white porcelain with gold trim and intertwined aqua or turquoise bands, the 3 pieces make a stunning set.
The saucer underplate is 5 1/2" in diameter; the open sugar bowl is 2 1/2" high and has a top diameter of 4 1/4"; the creamer stands 3 7/8" tall to the highest point on the handle. The sugar and saucer have the painted ermine mark in aqua; the creamer is unmarked except for the 8466 in red, which is also on the other 2 pieces. The sugar and the creamer each have a manufacture flaw: the creamer has a 1/8" kiln flaw near the handle; the sugar has an imperfection under the glaze, as if a stray piece of clay (about small pea size) was in the mix when fired. It's faint but present. I tried to photograph it and am not sure you can see it as it's faint. There are no chips or cracks to any of the pieces.