This sweet feeding dish is ironstone and marked "Made in Germany" in green over the glaze on the back. Baby would eat to discover the sweet transfer of a peasant boy and girl as a "reward" for eating all of their food. This is a nice old item and has had use by "Baby". There are rough edges on the exterior of the rim where bits of glaze have been lost, one small flat shallow 1/4 inch chip on the top rim, but there are no cracks. The glaze shows brown spots on the exterior and the base has several very very small chips in the base ridge. The peasant children in the transfer show wear. When one considers that this was a bowl for an infant or toddler to use every day, it is in remarkable shape and has likely survived considerable abuse in decent condition. This is a heavy ironstone piece for its size. Exterior diameter is just under 7 inches and the walls are each 1/4 inch thick. Weight for the empty dish alone is 18 ounces! Keeps junior from flinging it across the room!
Item ID: 010423