Homer Laughlin began production of the Nautilus Shape in 1936; a year earlier than Laughlin's "Eggshell Nautilus". The simply "Nautilus" shape dishes are thicker and heavier. This design is noted for it's 5 bands of platinum or silver trim.
This small plate is in good condition with light utensil marks noted to the trim. There are no chips or cracks. An area of crazing is noted on the back of the plate and can be seen on the photograph which shows the logo. The HLC; Homer Laughlin Logo and the date of 1945 are on the bottom. The wear noted to the trim appears much worse in the photo under the magnification of the camera. Overall the small plate is a fine replacement piece for the collector of this pattern.