Minton made outstanding oyster plates. This lovely blue and white plate has the pattern name "Dorset." There are 6 oyster wells, a center sauce well, and a cracker well. There is a British registration mark on the back from which it can be determined that the plate was made in 1877. The plate is 10 inches in diameter and in excellent condition, with only two minor flecks on the underside 5.5 inch rim, shown in a picture. This is a rarely seen Minton oyster plate, not pictured in either of the oyster plate books. Note that there is a blue Minton mark and also an impressed Minton mark plus the information in the registration mark. You will likely not see another oyster plate like this. Please click on the images to supersize them. You can see all the wonderful details on this oyster plate.