Here is a fine plateau. It is a wonderfully large size:16 inches across the base and 13.5 inches across the mirrored top. It is very tall at 5.5 inches. There is some wear commensurate with age but the silver plate is very fine indeed. It is an American piece from the late nineteenth century. The plateau can also be an elegant base for a flower arrangement or centerpiece. It beautifully showcases collections of smalls, such as miniatures, sterling or figural napkin rings, paper weights, figurines, etc.