It is rare to find formal dinner or service plates with a true black enamel ground and this set is a rare example. Not only the front, but the entire plate is decorated with black ground creating a dramatic contrast to the exquisite raised paste gold decoration. Subtle shaped rims add another element of decoration and though these are ornate, they still maintain an air of refined elegance.
These would showcase any table setting and could be used with many other color ways as the black becomes a neutral base. Picture them with red, yellow, burgundy, white...gorgeous!