This is a beautiful Phoenix Ware elongated bowl with decorative handles and a black interior. It has an orange background golden handles black and green tracery and the most exceptional and lush orchids on both the front and back. The orchids are white, cream and burgundy with squeeze bag trim. The bowl is 14" long 5" high 4" deep. That is the good part. The bad part is that it is an earthquake victim and has been fully restored. There is still loss of some gold trim in places on the rim and it thunks when it is tapped. The person who restored this piece is an expert and has done work for the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. It is still just as lovely as ever and makes a beautiful cabinet piece as shown in one of my pictures.
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Art & Antiques from Victorian through the 1950's and slightly beyond
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