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A fine Minton plate

A Minton cabinet plate, finely decorated in 'raised white' enamel by Desire Leroy with the interlinked monogram 'L L' in flowers, beneath a Royal crown, possibly for H R H Princess Louise, on a turquoise ground roundel, the turquoise outer border with two birds in flight, a dragonfly, and oak leaves and acorns, within a key-fret border, 9 1/2" diameter, signed Leroy, impressed and printed marks in puce for 1873, pattern number 2078 in red, and retailers mark for Thomas Goode and Co

Desire Leroy (1840-1908) was apprenticed at Sevres at eleven years old, coming to England in 1874 to work at Minton. His work was shown at the Paris Exhibition in 1878 



A fine Minton plate