“The Ape and the Roasted Chestnuts” is the title of the design for this hard to find plate, based on a tile design by John Moyr Smith from the Aesop’s Fable series of tiles. The chocolate brown transfer on white clay is quite striking. There are at least six tiles in the Fables series. It is harder to find the plate versions than the actual tiles. The plate measures 8 3/4" in diameter.
Markings on the back include “MINTONS” mark and date cypher (an arrow symbol) for the year 1874. The plate is in very good condition …... No chips, no fleabites, no cracks, no unusual wear. Some typical overall age crazing.