Two examples from a set of eight Minton Aesthetic movement bone cabinet plates that sold for $11,000 (£9165) at Bonhams Skinner.

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Made to a design by Christopher Dresser, each was decorated in imitation of cloisonné, with a bleu-celeste ground polychrome enamelled and gilded with Japanese style cartouches of vases, censers, bonsai and flowers.

The border decoration comprises geometric chevrons and meandering honeysuckle. As well as the Minton marks for 1879 they were labelled for the New York retailer Davis Collamore & Co. By the time bidding closed on December 20 the set had reached $11,000 (£9165) against an estimate of $1000-2000. They were consigned by a Colorado collector and sold to an US buyer.

Minton’s bone china cloisonné style wares designed for the Stoke-on-Trent factory by the Dresser studio had been particularly well received at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876 and similar wares were subsequently commissioned and sold by several US jewellers and china retailers.

Two plates of the same type with printed marks for JE Cauldwell & Co of Philadelphia were sold earlier in the month (December 9) at Kinghams in Moreton-in-Marsh for £350 and £600 each.