This antique hand painted Carlsbad oyster plate was manufactured by the famous Marx and Gutherz factory in Carlsbad, Germany in 1880. The plate is square in shape and features five wells, decorated in pink and surrounded by gold, with a floral design around the center and scalloped edges. It is made of porcelain and measures 9 x 9 inches. It's in excellent condition for its age and only has minor wear on some of the gold trim.
We’ve grown accustomed to serving oysters on the half shell, but in the Victorian era, between 1810 and 1870 when oysters were newly en vogue, hostesses in the U.S. and Europe went above and beyond to entertain their guests with highly decorative oyster plates. Production of the plates slowed almost to a halt after WWI with the over farming of oyster beds and the formality of Victorian life falling by the wayside. These plates are truly works of art.
Antique Carlsbad Oyster Plate
- It is made of porcelain and measures 9 x 9 inches. It's in excellent condition for its age and only has minor wear on some of the gold trim.