This charming antique oyster plate was made by the Union Porcelain Works of Greenpoint, New York, in the latter half of the nineteenth century. UPW was the first United States company to make oyster plates. Their plates were all hand decorated with three dimensional sea creatures and sea life and were sought after from the beginning. This clam shape oyster plate has an appealing color palette. Usually only the seaweed and sea life are colored on UPW plates, and there is a background color of cream or some other neutral shade. This plate, however, has a more unusual coloration. A beautiful shade of robin's egg blue extends all the way to the edges of the plate. There are delicate lines in a teal color which outline some of the shells and sea life. The sauce well is pale pink as is the small crab on one of the shells and there is a blush pink highlighting the oyster wells. This oyster plate is in fine condition - no chips, hairlines, or repairs. On the back there is "UPW" and the UPW logo as well as "Pat Jan 4, 1881." There is also the mark of the well respected retailer, "Richard Briggs Boston Mass." The plate is 8 3/8 inches by 6 and 3/8 inches.
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DUO available: Antique Ice Blue Union Porcelain Works (UPW) Oyster Plate