Twelve Minton pâte-sur-pâte porcelain plates
Albion Birks (c. 1862-1941)
retailed by Spaulding & Co., Chicago
date code for 1910
Each decorated with three lunette panels of putti and maidens emblematic of purity, vanity and plenty, one leaning beside an overturned vessel, one with cornucopia, the other with mirror, leaning against pedestal signed in cameo ABirks, reserved on a scrolling raised gilt ground, crowned globe Minton's mark within circle inscribed Spaulding & Co., Chicago, over MADE IN ENGLAND, impressed MINTONS and various ciphers, painted gilt number H/2242 and triangle enclosing dot.
diameter 10 3/8in (26.5cm)