T are 12 plates in this collection, however the picture only shows 9 plates. T are indeed twelve plates, and I forgot to add 3 of them in the picture. The collection consists of six 6.5 inch plates and six 4.5 inch plates. They are from the Chokin Collection, Dynasty fine china. The plates are rimmed in wide bands of gold. One of the larger plates has all the Chokin information on the back, three of the larger plates have nothing on the back, and two in the collection have Lacy KC350 Fine China Keito, Japan. All six of the smaller plates have all of the Original Chokin information on the back. They are all Chokin and from the same collection. I purchased these a few years ago at an estate sale and have used them for candles at holiday time. They are very nice all staggered with different height candles. They are lovely for holiday decorating. T are no chips or cracks. The gold rims have a few small marks or small scratches from normal use, but over all they are in very good condition. One of the larger plates still has the Chokin lable attached to it. It says "Original Chokin Art Collection"...On the back of seven of the plates it has all the information. It has the Dynasty Gallery, Original Chokin Collection, exclusive Designs Seal. Then it has Dynasty fine china produced for collectors around the world Japan...The Art Of Chokin..."Chokin is the ancient Japanese art of engraving copper and gilding it with precious gold and silver and other decorative colors. This incredible art work first appeared on the armaments of the Samurai Warriors in the late 12th century. They are very nice little plates and like I said they are wonderful for decorating a table setting or just for festive ambiance at holiday or any other time. They make a lovely charger plate for not only candles but for individual mints / candies or a bud vase. They are very lovely when used to decorate. I especially like them with candles . I've had many compliments on these plates. If you have questions please feel free to contact me. They will be carefully packed and shipped within four business days of purchase. While please check my other items offered . Thank you.