Fabulous early Minton set of porcelain dating to c1840 and in the famous Sevres style that is painted by the noted Minton decorator Joseph Wareham. Overall excellent condition but for a repair to the rim of one of the compotes, very hard to notice. No chips or cracks....rather amazing overall on a 180 year old set. Fabulous blue rim with raised gilt. Birds are fantastic as I hope the photographs convey. The plates measure about 9 3/8" diameter each, compote is about 9" diameter and 4 3/4" tall. There are the usual Minton marks...but indecipherable. They are diminutive and the few faint impressions here and there around the borders, but nothing can be made out again. I see a small rim edge repair to one of the compotes....you cant see it in photos even....you have to really inspect to notice. A truly remarkable and early Minton setting.
Antique c1840 Minton English Porcelain 8 Hand Painted Bird Plates and 2 Compotes