Important set of 12 Minton Pate sur Pate service plates, artist signed A. Birks – Alboin Birks, [c.1862-1940] and retailed by Davis Collamore & Co Ltd. Heavy gold decoration covers the area between the pate sur pate panels, most every panel is artist signed A.B. or A Birks, depicting 3 highly detailed classical scenes of recumbent women with cherubs, on a turquoise ground. Impressed Minton mark, with 1925 date mark, and Minton orb mark in gold, with Davis Collamore & Co Ltd mark painted below, gold applied to rim of foot, all in excellent condition, 10 ¼” dia. A stunning an hard to find set of 12.