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Oyster Plate
Accession # 66.182
Manufacturer Union Porcelain Works
Designer Thomas C. Smith
Title Oyster Plate
Date patented January 4, 1881
Medium Porcelain
Dimensions 3/4 x 8 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (1.9 x 21.9 x 16.8 cm)
Marks On underside: printed in yellow within urn, "UNION / PORCELAIN / WORKS / GREENPOINT / N.Y."; printed in green, "PAT. JAN. 4. 1881 / U.P.W. / [head of an eagle]"
Inscriptions no inscriptions
Signed no signature
Credit Line H. Randolph Lever Fund
Location Visible Storage: Case 36, Shelf L (Ceramics)
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.