This is a striking "turkey" oyster plate in a rich, deep royal blue color. In the first picture the "turkey head" is to the left and the "tail" to the right, in shaded brown. There is minor wear to the brown outlines of the five wells. There is also color variation to the blue background. Beautiful gilt branches decorate the border area of the plate, and there is a gilt border on the very edge which shows some wear. This oyster plate has a wonderful luster. It is handsome indeed!
The marks on the back are "H & Co." with two green lines underneath. This mark was used between 1876 and 1886. There is also a green ring with "Haviland & Co. Limoges." The diameter of the plate is 8.75 inches. There are no hairlines, chips, or repairs.
1876-1886 Antique Haviland & Co. Limoges Royal Blue "Turkey" Oyster Plate