This is a set of three pretty porcelain plates by Minton. The plates have scalloped edges, the borders are decorated with swags of pink and lavender flowers and they are lightly embossed. The centers of the plates are decorated with small fruits and flowers. The plates are bright white and also have a thin band of blue on the rim. The rim is also gilded on the edges.
There is a Mintons mark on the back of each plate dating them to around the late 1800's. One of the plates is marked W. H. Plummer, New York City which indicates these plates were made expressly for the prestigious retailer. All of the plates have the number 4051 on them. They measure approximately 8" in diameter. Each of the plates has an incised mark but they are too indistinct to decipher.
Each of the plates has some condition problems. There is a lot of wear on gilt rims. There are utensil marks on the plates. One plate has a 1 ¾" long hairline crack that goes through the plate and shows on the front. The second plate has a small chip on the rim on the back of the plate. The third plate has two small chips on the back on the rim.