Buying pots on eBay is always a bit of a gamble. Until they land on the doorstep, you never quite know what you've got. This 8" (no. 3) Delphis plate, painted by Christine Tate in the late 1960's, was a real nice surprise. As Delphis goes, it isn't all that colorful: some of the black lines were painted in the hope that they would turn out blue once fired. But I think I prefer them black. The plate has a lovely, graphic painterly style, nice texture in places, subtle colouring in parts, and it typifies what I like most about Delphis.