The wells of this handsome oyster plate depict sea creatures alternating with various types of seaweed. The colors are unusual-- claret, blush wine, and shades of green and brown set off by gilt trim and a lustrous center of concentric rings. The diameter is 9 inches at the widest point. This plate is pictured on page 111 of the book Oyster Plates by Karsnitz where it is rated as "Scarce." The plate is in excellent condition.