these oyster plates are excellent and simple. it is actually pretty difficult these days to find oyster plates unless they are vintage and they usually cost an arm and a leg. i really love the vintage ones but i don't have the money to purchase one for 39.95 when i can get 4 for 39.95. so why not buy a set of four of these and then a few vintage ones and mix and match them. that of course necessitates a party of 8 who like oysters. i wouldn't have a problem finding 8 who like oysters. and if i couldn't, oh well, more for me. there is nothing more fabulous than sitting a half on the half in front of your guests.