This porcelain plate was produced in England by Mintons in 1878. The date ciphers indicate this date of manufacture. We believe the painting is by the renowned artist, Antonin Boullimiere. The plate has a diameter of 9 1/2 inches. It is made of the finest bone china. The reserve in the center has a young girl sitting by the water. There is a magnificent 1 1/2 inch border of celeste blue enamel. It is hand painted with white raised enamel, often confused with pate-sur-pate but is actually French enamel. The decoration is very similar to work produced by Sevres in France. There are bands of ornate raised gold near the outer rim. The rim is trimmed with gold.
Condition: There is a 1 1/2 inch hairline crack from the rim of the plate. It is clean and barely visible on the front of the plate. There are no other defects.