Artist:Thomas C. SmithUnion Porcelain Works
Dates:Patented January 4, 1881
Dimensions: 3/4 x 8 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (1.9 x 21.9 x 16.8 cm)
Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Accession Number: 66.182
Catalogue Description: Oyster plate with polychrome decoration. Large clam shell-shaped plate with five smaller shell-shaped depressions. Four of the small shells are oyster shells outlined in black, with black and yellow form in center. The fifth is a scallop shell, outlined in gold. Decoration around all shell-shaped depressions consists of seaweed, snails, mussels, lobster claws, small crab, etc. Ground color seen around rim is light pink. CONDITION: Good.