This Victorian Alabaster Pedestal Bowl is 8 1/2" diameter, 4" tall on a 3" base. The rim is scalloped with some carving on the border. Alabaster is a very soft form of gypsum, a stone that resembles marble. It was often carved into vases, bowls, lamps, and vases in Victorian times. The black and white veining alabaster is usually Italian . This bowl is a nice coffee table size. The condition is very good for its age. No chips, or cracks. The inside of the bowl has lost its shine. The pedestal may have been re-glued at one time or a sloppy job the first time. No maker's mark. There is a brown stain on the inside of the bowl.