A beautiful large Cheese Keeper made of cream color pottery outlined in gold (some has been washed away). this piece has a large dome with 2 holes under the handle for air circulation. The branches and flowers on the under plate are highlighted in gold also. the cover also has branches with flowers also highlighted in gold. The cover also has an outline of gold on the base of the lid and also on top. Some wearing of the gold is noted. A small amount of staining from the cheese is noted on plate and lid. There are no cracks or chips. Very lucky fine to have a Cheese Keeper in good condition for its age. Under plate measures 10 inches long and 7 inches at the narrow end and 7 5/8 at the widest part of the under plate. The lid measures 5 3/4 inches wide at the widest and 5 inches at the narrow end, The highest end is 4inches high and the lower end is 2 3/8. I could not identify the manufacture. The K is written and MAY is printed under the K. There is also an in print of the word IVORY and a number in gold 340.
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