This is a great bowl to possibly use for an Asian flower arrangement or on your table with chips or vegetables. It is a very versatile size, shape and color. Overall size of scalloped edge plate is 9 ½” in diameter and stands 1 ½” approximately. There are no chips or cracks and marked on bottom “California Pottery S-50” Check out the pictures since they tell half of the story. BUT as one Ruby Lane customer said " all pottery is not safe for food" so use at your own risk when using any pottery that doesn't say it is safe.