This is a 1900's Austria Unusual Sardine White Porcelain Covered Dish. It has a Company Trademark marked "Victoria Austria " with a Crown in the middle on the bottom, along with a number. Researching this mark it was used around 1904-1918. The Top of this Dish measures 6 1/8" x 5 3/8". It is decorated with a figural Sardine on the top of the lid that also functions as the handle. So it is possible to lift the Lid off the Bottom base. The Fish measures 4 1/2" x 3/4" at it's widest part. The Sardine is dimensional or figural like a real Sardine that is laying across the lid. It is attached to the lid by the head and the tail and is curled up in the middle part, so you can reach to lift it up off the base. The inside part of the lid measures 5 1/8" x 1/2" wide . It is decorated with a variety of Flowers on the Lid along with Green scrolls an Green dots all around the edge of the top. The Base measures 7 3/8' x 6 1/2" underneath and it sits on a bottom flat base of 5 1/2" x 4 7/8". The Sardine Dish Bottom / Box has the same variety of Flowers as the top and has the same Green Scrolls and Green Dots. The lip on the front measures 1 3/4" wide and has shell designs embossed all around the Dish. It has a small chip on the Dish Bottom that is located on the edge in the Shell design area. However, you really have to look closely for it as it really blends into the dish and is hard to see. Otherwise it is in great condition with no other problems.
Antique Sterling Silver, Jewelry, Napkin Rings, Victorian Objects