A rare Minton majolica cheese dish dated c.1876 that sold alongside a pile of Victorian green-glazed leaf plates and dishes for £3200 at Gorringe’s.

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This is a well-known but rare Minton model dated c.1876 with examples having sold for as much as $20,000 at specialist sales in the past.

Although the majolica market has undoubtedly dipped since its pomp, it still looked an agreeable buy at £3200. The estimate at the auction on September 30 had been £80-100.