The following description was prepared by William Gross:
Engraved pewter plates were a feature of Jewish life in Germany for the holidays of Purim and Passover. Usually, older plates were purchased in the markets and then engraved with images relating to each of the holidays. In some cases they were signed with the name of the artist or owner and dated, as in the present example. Such Purim plates were used for the custom of "Mishloach Manot" or the sending of gifts to friends and neighbors. On the inner rim are engraved the names of the ten sons of Haman. Depicted on the plate are the images of the ten sons of Haman being hanged and Mordechai on the horse, led by Haman when being honored by the king. Fine specimens for Purim are not found in many collections.
Inscription: This I wrote, Azriel ben the honorable Rav Zisel Katz, ??? the 23rd day of Iyar 5540