This platter is about 14" d. and is an example of Viktor Schreckengost's artwork, shortly after he ceased working as a designer for Cowan Pottery (which closed in 1931). The piece has a full signature reading VIKTOR SCHRECKENGOST and is dated '34 (for 1934).
The ceramic plate was designed to look wheel-thrown and is actually a rare prototype in itself, of a line that VS proposed to American Limoges and wanted to have called "Peasant Ware." In the end, the company did not produce it, although samples were glazed in Oyster White (like this piece) and Gunmetal, at Donald Deskey's request, for his use in a room setting at a 1934 New York exhibition of decorative art.
No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs.
Museum quality work of art.