This is a set of four French Haviland Limoges oyster plates. The age is 19th century, circa 1888 to 1896.
The blank is Ranson, all white. The size is a 9” diameter.
There are five outer wells for the oysters, and one inner well for the sipping sauce.
The Ranson blank features a slightly scalloped rim. The oyster plate differs from a dinner plate slightly in that the shell-like areas are indented, and the edges are slightly fluted.
The fourth plate has a side chip, which I show in several photos, outlined in red, both from above and below. The other three plates do not have any chips, cracks or crazing. There are a few glaze imperfections caused by the firing process, which show as tiny discolorations.
The green underglaze mark is H & Co L France.
The set of oyster plates is from the estate of Jonathan Steele.
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