The most sought after antique majolica oyster plates are those made in England, and Minton was always one of the leaders in fine majolica. This beautiful example of their work is in the Shell and Seaweed pattern. The plate was made in several colors. This one would likely be called rose, although it is often referred to as pink. The plate is 9 inches in diameter and in extraordinarily fine condition. It has been well taken care of down through the generations. There are several marks on the back (see pictures) including the registration mark (triangle with bump on top in last photo). which contains a date code. This is hard to read with certainly, but the "spoke" symbol tells us that the plate was made in 1873 (using Minton's own symbols for years of production). It is marked "Minton" and "1323". This is a sought after Minton majolica oyster plate.