This is a most unusual serving series of dishes.--perfect for a smorgasbord or hors d'oeuvres. It consists of 9 pieces: a round center piece and 8 pie-shaped pieces which fit around the center piece to form a large circle-- 18 inches in diameter, in fact. This is a violet and white transferware piece from Sweden. The design is quite remarkable and the condition is extremely good. There is a bit of color variation in the pie-shaped pieces--typical for older transferware. This would make a wonderful piece for a large table. It is stunning on a coffee table--ideal for sweets or fruits.