Antique UPW Clam Shaped Turquoise Oyster Plate For your consideration, an Excellent Clam shaped Oyster Plate from the United Porcelain Works, patented January 4th, 1881. The 4 oyster wells with painted "eyes" sit on a Turquoise bed of seaweed, surrounded by other sea life & plants. One well has a pink crab. There is a sauce well shaped like a pink Scallop with gold lining, a crab claw & a muscle all on a molded raised white porcelain ground. Gilding to the top hinge of the clam shell as well.
Marked UPW with the Eagel head & the patent date. Shown in the Karnitz book, "Oyster Plate on p. 27. Measuring 8 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ & in EXCELLENT condition.
Item ID: AOP270
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