This unusual large 19th century porcelain serving bowl was made by the renowned Meissen Porcelain Manufactory of Germany. The bowl has a square shape with rounded walls which terminate in a scalloped rim. Each of the four corners is notched and has a small circular opening located at the base. The bowl has a white ground and the interior and exterior are finished with hand painted floral sprigs executed in bright shades of pink, blue, purple, yellow and orange along with associated green foliage.
The bowl is in very good condition with no damage other than a small shallow chip to the inner side of one of the circular areas at the bottom of one notched corner which is difficult to see unless under very close inspection and is mentioned for accuracy. The piece is 11" across as measured diagonally from its furthest points and 9.75" from corner to corner. The bowl stands 4.125" tall from the tabletop to the top edge of the rim. The foot bears Meissen's underglaze cobalt blue crossed sword mark with pommels used from 1815 - 1924 and the impressed number "135". It also carries a hand painted decorator's mark. According to the consignor this piece dates to the 1880's. The bowl weighs in at 2lbs 12oz.
This large hand painted fine porcelain bowl would be a fabulous addition to a grouping of antique Meissen. A great choice for display or for serving food.
Large Antique 19th Century Meissen 4 Cornered Serving Bowl with Hand Painted Floral Motif