Although antique oyster plates generally don't fall into categories, the phrase "Turkey Oyster Plate" has become fairly common. The five wells in these oyster plates are arranged (no doubt accidentally) so that the head and tail of a turkey can be discerned when the plate is oriented in a certain way. Haviland originated this design for a set of plates ordered by the Hayes White House and the design was repeated in a variety of colors in later years. This lovely gold and white plate falls into that category. Note the various ribbon decorations which complement the rest of the plate. The plate has a 9 inch diameter and is in excellent condition. The mark on the back is hard to make out but shown in one of the pictures. Essentially the same plate appears on page 67 of the book Collecting Oyster Plates by Snyder.