After visitors from experimental Queensware potteries in South Carolina visited the Moravian potters in the 1770s, the Moravians began making their own Queensware pieces. Many items were glazed to simulate tortoiseshell decoration, which was popular in the eighteenth century. Some items had only a cream glaze, as you see here. Our reproduction platter was created by the potters at Old Salem Museums & Gardens. It measures 10″ in diameter. Lead-free glaze was used, making the platter food-safe. Hand washing only is strongly recommended. Your platter will arrive boxed with a “Handcrafted Salem 1766” tag.