This unusual set of 3 matched antique stoneware bowls feature glazed brown interiors and bail swing handles equipped with turned wooden grips. The unglazed exteriors are beautifully decorated with each bowl featuring four large hearts which are equally spaced around the outside along with stipple decoration. The bowls come in graduated sizes and nest inside of each other for convenient storage.
The bowls are in very good condition with no cracks or repairs. As antique items, the set shows appropriate signs of age/use consisting of a few minor chips, discoloration to the outside and areas of rust on the wire bail handles. The turned wooden grips are free from splits/cracks and also show signs of use consisting of general wear to the finish. As seen in the accompanying photographs, these condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and underscore the set's authentic timeworn appearance.
The underside of the pieces are finished with raised concentric circles and impressed with variations of the following words: DEUTSCHLAND TRADE MARK REGISTERED ACID PROOF FIRE PROOF DURABLE
The measurements of the bowls are as follows:
11.625" diameter at the rim
7.375" diameter at the foot
weight 6 lbs 0 oz
10.0" diameter at the rim
6.125" diameter at the foot
weight 4 lbs 11 oz
8.625" diameter at the rim
5.25" diameter at the foot
weight 2 lbs 9 oz
These useful bowls have a great primitive look with just the right amount of wear. The set is ideal for display or could be used for mixing/cooking. A charming antique find!
Antique Deutschland Glazed Stoneware Bowls with Heart Decoration Set of 3 Fire Proof Acid Proof Durable