HUGE MINTON AESTHETIC MEAT PLATTER, BAMBOO & FAN Pattern, c. 1882
The Bamboo & Fan design reflects Orientalism and the Japanese style in vogue in the late Victorian period. The pattern is in various shades of blue, with deep pink, and ochre brown for the bamboo and other vegetation. Under the Minton mark on the back is written “Bamboo & Fan”. A date mark indicates 1882 as the date of manufacture. Normal crazing, with some age staining. . Two small chips in the enamel on the back (one very tiny chip next to the Minton mark and another slightly larger one that measures about ½” long.) The platter measurements are as follows: 19 1/2" X 15 1/2" width. This is superb platter for Thanksgiving or other holiday celebrations.