These porcelain fish plates were produced in England by Royal Doulton in the late 19th century. They were made especially for Higgins & Seiter, an upscale retailer of that time. The plates are signed by the renowned English porcelain painter, James Birbeck, Sr., whose life-like portrayals of birds and fish are sought after by collectors around the world. These plates are 9 inches in diameter. They are made of fine white bone china. Each plate has a different fish which is named on the back of the plate. They are shown in their watery domains. This artist had the amazing ability to give depth and realism to his subjects. The entire plate is painted with no white showing. There is beaded and embossed gold trim on each piece. These plates are works of art on porcelain.