French porcelain Turkey oyster plate having five oyster wells and enameled with an enchanting underwater scene portraying the life aquatic. This is an entirely hand painted oyster plate, not an over-painted transfer. It’s a little masterpiece possessing its own unique character and charm that is framed within its gold enameled edge.
Measures approximately 8.6” diameter. No damage or restoration. Unmarked except for decorator’s number. This form was prolifically used by Haviland Company, Limoges, France using a myriad of decorations. To see examples of this oyster plate decorated in some of the numerous décor themes, see the book, “Collecting Oyster Plates” by Jeffrey B. Snyder, Schiffer Publishing.
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