The seller did not know the maker or date, but I have identified them as Minton, circa , through www. The pattern appears to be stamped, with the colors being hand-enameled. One plate has an additional hand painted mark of two small vertical dashes with a longer vertical line to the right; this mark can also be seen as two horizontal dashes with a longer horizontal line beneath and looks somewhat like an emoticon smiley face. I am attaching a scan of one of my plates, the back mark, and a photo from replacements. Their photo is of a cup.
Former Minton Tileworks building up for sale for £1.5m
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A good number of the new tiles bear the original artists' signatures and 19th century dates. This article will examine the patterns reproduced and the differences between old and new tiles based on decoration, dimensions and how the backs are finished. Ceramic tiles are a Victorian example of combining art with mass production. This idea--that common everyday objects should be of good design--was lead by William Morris of England and others who rejected the drab, poorly designed products of the Industrial Revolution.
Mintons was a major company in Staffordshire pottery , "Europe's leading ceramic factory during the Victorian era",  an independent business from to It was a leader in ceramic design, working in a number of different ceramic bodies, decorative techniques, and "a glorious pot-pourri of styles - Rococo shapes with Oriental motifs, Classical shapes with Medieval designs and Art Nouveau borders were among the many wonderful concoctions". The family continued to control the business until the midth century.
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