This item is a sauce bowl with original ladle and a fitted metal base with two handles, the bowl and ladle are bottom marked with an "M" in a wreath with "Hand Painted" above it and "NIPPON" below it done in burgundy. The metal base is bottom marked, "Manning Bowman Quality" with a line of text and the number "282". The base is 2 3/4" deep, 6 1/4" across the handles, and the pierced foot has a 3 3/4" diameter. The bowl is 2 3/8" deep, 5 1/4" across the flared upper edge, by 2 1/2" across the gold trimmed base. The ladle is 5" handle tip to edge, 2 1/4" across the bowl which is 3/4" deep. The white bodied porcelain has a band of pink and white cherry blossoms with leaves and stems all trimmed with gold accents as decoration. The base has been cleaned with an abrasive of some sort over time and shows it, but there is no wear or damage to the porcelain pieces. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to make an offer.