Majolica oyster plates by George Jones are some of the most sought after oyster plates. The clarity of color, workmanship and design of George Jones oyster pates sets them apart. This oyster plate is a wonderful azure-the color of deep island water; the accent colors are white, sage, olive, pale pink and a golden beige. Each of the 6 wells is shaped like a shell, complete with three-dimensional ridges. Seaweed in two tones and smaller shells separate the wells. The center fluted well is raised, adding to the dimensional design of the plate. There is one tiny glaze fleck along the border of the center well located at about 10:00. The back of the plate is a handsome emerald green, with brown mottling. Typical of George Jones oyster plates, there is a small unglazed spot on the underside with a batch number. The plate is 8.75 inches in diameter. It is fully marked with impressed George Jones marks. There is an intertwined "G" and "J" mark below which is a crescent with "& Sons". This oyster plate is pictured and discussed on page 31 of the reference book, "Collecting Oyster Plates", by Jeffrey B. Snyder. The plate was made between 1873 and 1894. A stunning oyster plate!