We will preface our description of this magnificent lobster bowl by reporting that there is a small chip on the outer edge. If you demand perfect porcelain, read no further.
This impressive lobster dish measures 14" across, 10 1/2" wide and 5" tall to the top of the lobster's tail.
Made of hard paste European porcelain and luster glazed in pink, green and yellow. The lobster handle, edges and each of the center lobes are hand painted with shiny gold.
The damage is located on the outermost point of one bowl and can be seen in the last two photos. A poor attempt at camouflage had been made and we removed as much of the applied paint as possible to show the extent of the damage. Some of the gold has seeped into the porous surface and remains. Also several small firing spots in the bowls and very slight wear to the gilding on the handle. We have marked this quite low to compensate for the damage.
Hand painted mark; "6803, 31". Made in Germany prior to the McKinley Tariff of 1890 which required all US imports to be marked with country of origin.