This original 19th century porcelain service bowl was made by the famous German porcelain meissen factory. The bowl has a square shape, with rounded walls that end with a scalloped edge. Each of the four corners is notched and has a small circular opening located at the base. The bowl has a white background and the inside and exterior are finished with floral painted strands executed in shades of pink, blue, purple, yellow and orange with green foliage associated with hand.The bowl is in very good condition with no damage other than a small shallow chip on the inside side of one of the circular areas at the bottom of a notched corner that is hard to see unless under a very close inspection and is mentioned for accuracy. The piece is 11\" diameter measured diagonally compared to its furthest points and 9.75\" from one corner to the other. The bowl is 4,125 table height and the top edge of the rim. The foot bears cobalt blue sword crossed with underglaze meissen with pommels used from 1815-1924 and the number impressed 135. He also wears a hand-painted decorator mark.
According to the sender, this coin dates back to 1880. The bowl weighs 2 pounds 12 ounces. This large hand painted fine porcelain bowl would be a fabulous addition to an antique meissen cluster. An excellent choice for display or to serve food.
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