This is an absolutely lovely serving piece that can actually be used for the cheese served with the wine, either before or after dinner to make a special evening seem magical. Or it can simply be displayed, a thing of beauty and a piece of times gone by.
It is in Very Good Condition, especially considering its age. There is one small hole in the cover from when it was made, that is directly under the handle, so it is not obvious. There is something indented in the bottom, possibly a maker's mark, but I cannot read it. On the inside of the top there is what looks like "81 9".
The base is 7 and 1/2 inches by nearly 6 and 1/2 inches. The top is 6 inches long by 4 inches wide. The top slopes elegantly; from nearly 3 inches down to a bit over 1 and 1/2 inches.
Circa early to mid Century (or earlier).
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