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Post by peterart on May 15th 2017, 6:53 pm

Hi all
I got a plate but unfortunately I am not able to read the mark.
It says MILTON but I think is incorrect.
Any help appreciated.
Thanks
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Post by Essenjay on May 15th 2017, 7:13 pm

Milton? Doesn't the label say Minton?
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Post by Essenjay on May 15th 2017, 7:14 pm

Oh, and definitely not 1797! More like mid to late 1800s. If it is Minton, not one of their finer pieces.
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Post by Mordeep on May 16th 2017, 5:24 am

If it is a Minton plate then it was sold as a blank and had a transfer added by another company later. Minton's marks back then was a series of almost Jewellers sized stamps that changed over the years, dating is pretty easy but they sold a lot of plain white items (blanks) for others to decorate. Decoration puts it in the middle to the second half of the 19th century but quality is low and availability high on these transfer items. As such it ranks pretty low on peoples wish lists these days I am sorry to say.
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