Beautiful Rare Early 19th Century Minton Chinese Marine Tea Biscuit or Sweet Platter. Blue and white transfer small platter has a gadroon edge surrounding the scene of a Chinese Pagoda in a landscape, a wooden fence, the same as seen in early Willow patterns. A river is in the forefront with two figures standing on the river's bank. The two handles have a rose floral designs.Minton founded his pottery manufactory in Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England in 1793. This pattern was introduced in 1825, depicting soft blue and white Chinese village scenes and landscapes. Marked on the back with the ornate mark used from 1822-1836. There is a small under-rim chip which I have forgiven A wonderful addition to your collection of antique blue and white transfer-ware pieces.