Among crescent oyster plates, this Erdmann Schlegelmilch hand painted antique example is unique. The color palette is original-yellow ground shading to cream and three plum triangles decorated with scales. trailing garlands of pink flowers accented with a touch of plum and two varieties of leaves wind across the entire oyster plate. A charming detail is the small swallow near the center of the plate on the arch edge. The edge is gently scalloped and slightly turned down, which gives an extra dimensionality. The plate sits on a foot which has shallow flake, more felt than seen, on the side of the foot. Dimensions of the oyster plate (at maximum points) are 9" X 6", and the maximum height is 7/8" above a horizontal surface. There is a bit of point wear and gilt wear. Generally, the oyster plate is fresh and appealing. We see the "ES" mark in a circle on the reverse, as well as a number and "depon.", which is the German abbreviation for the English word, "registered" . There are no chips, hairlines or repairs on this rare oyster plate.