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Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 10054
Experience:  Antiques dealer for over 10 years specializing in porcelain, glass, art, furniture, coins, watches, sterling silver, pocket watches, and jewelry.
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I have a set of three plates bird designs with mintons

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I have a set of three plates bird designs with mintons John mortlock orchard st oxford London design on back
Looks like writing on back of plates as well maybe some numbers and letters in two different places
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Rarewares replied 7 months ago.

My name isCustomerand I would love to help. I got the one photo of the plates.
Please use the Add Files feature on your screen to add pictures of the marks on the bottom as well.
Once you do add pictures, give me some time to research.
No need to sit by the computer, you will get an email when I respond.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Hope this helps I can send better ones if you need
Expert:  Rarewares replied 7 months ago.

This is a set of three bird plates made by Minton porcleain of England and retailer by John Mortlock of London.

These were made especially for the Mortlock store by Minton in 1848. Mortlock operated from 1746 to 1930.

The hand written numbers on the back are pattern numbers of G28 and the line with the dot next to it is the date code for 1848.

These three Mintons plates were likely part of a custom ordered set, but along the way was parted out to different family members, lost, broken, etc and the remaining three were turned into hanging plates.

This set of three have a value of $110 each.

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Expert:  Rarewares replied 7 months ago.

I am following up to see if you have read your answer and need further help with this item.
Please do let me know.