Consisting of a series of twelve plates, two tall tazze and three lower tazze, this beautiful porcelain dessert service was made by the leading English and Staffordshire pottery firm Mintons in the nineteenth century.
Each piece in this collection, ornately adorned with gilded and turqoise borders, is exquisitely decorated with topographical landscape or seascape views, with scenes of lakes, idyllic English countryside settings with windmills, cottages and rolling hills, or scenes of small fishing boats at sea buffetted by winds. The porcelain is finely crafted, and equally beautifully decorated.
Mintons were a leading pottery firm in Staffordshire, the heartland of English pottery, which flourished during Victorian times. This beautiful set combines the beauty and quaint charm of the English landscape with beautiful craftsmanship, and is particularly desirable for the combination of plates with tazze (small shallow decorative cups and dishes) that display their wonderful landscapes proudly.