This example is another new fantasy oyster plate glazed in cobalt blue with a gilt decorated border and a false 'Limoges' mark. It has five oyster wells and a raised center well for sauce. This example is particularly well made and decorated. It is marked on the back with a Limoges-like back stamp with crossed swords and crown. According to information in Gaston's, 'Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain' this spurious crowned swords 'Limoges' mark began to appear near the beginning of the 21st century. Another example of the new fake oyster plate designs with the same mark as shown here may be seen as Item ID: 2007RP000279 in this shop.

Plates made to be used only for serving oysters were not particularly common, even when they were originally popular long ago. So, if made by one of the past makers of better quality ceramics an example can be extremely appealing to a modern collector. Because of this, many new fakes, reproductions and fantasy pieces have been appearing in the last few years. All are intended to appeal specifically to oyster plate collectors (and their wallets).

Pieces are all too easily mistaken for authentic vintage Limoges porcelain. Unfortunately this can mean a brand new item originally purchased from a reproduction wholesale source for only a few dollars may be quickly resold to an unwary buyer for a very much higher price because it will be represented to them as something old, when it is not.

Measures 9 1/2 inches in diameter.

Porcelain, Limoges
Oyster Plates, Plates

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Modern Reproductions, Fakes and Fantasies

Gilt Cobalt Oyster Plate Marked Limoges


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