This beautiful milk or jam container measures 5 1/2" tall and about 3 1/2" in diameter. The saucer is 6" in diameter.
The fastidious Victorians believed in having a piece of china for every conceivable purpose and these containers were used on the breakfast or tea table to conceal a can of coffee milk or jam. The hole in the bottom allows for easy removal of the can or jar.
Made of hard paste German porcelain and decorated with a lovely rose swag transfer on lid and around the top rim and a smattering of single blooms further down the body. A gold geometric transfer decorates the scalloped rims. The saucer is not an exact match but is decorated in a similar manner. Both are from Bavaria, the container made by RC (Rosenthal) in the 'Madeleine' pattern and the saucer by Z.S. (Zeh).
Both pieces are in excellent condition with slight wear to the gold trim on the lid. No chips, cracks, crazing or repairs. c. 1900