Formerly in a Private Collection , Basel,
The Greek fish plate was a circular dish for
serving seafood. Its broad open form
supported on a stemmed foot allowed the
fish to be placed directly on the plate, while
the juices would gather in the centre. This
exceptionally large example features three
fish, striped and with spiky dorsal fins,
swimming counterclockwise. Between them
three small scallops. a wave pattern is also
applied to the overhanging rim and around
the central depression.
See I.McPhee and A.D. Trendall, Greek Red-
figure Fish-plates, Basel, 1987.