This is a German Bohemian Czech, Turn-Teplitz, hard paste condensed milk container holder with a matching under plate or saucer. The maker is Ernst Wahliss. The date is circa 1900.
The porcelain is Bohemian majolica. Green tomato vines and leaves enfold the container, in raised relief, along with the tops of orange tomato fruit and white tomato flowers with yellow center. The lid is a ripe tomato and the finial is the green stem of the tomato.
The container has a hole drilled in the bottom, which identifies the function as being a condensed milk holder. There are two side handles. It is 6 ¼" high to the top of the finial and 5 ½" wide from handle-to-handle. The saucer is 6" wide.
The tomato vine finial has a nick and I show it in a close-up photo. The underside rim of the lid, that part that fits inside the jar has a small flake or chip, and I show this flaw in a close-up photo also. There are no other chips, nicks, cracks or crazing.
This is a lovely piece and the rarity is quite high.
The piece is marked on the underside of the saucer, somewhat blurry, but it is the crown over a shield with the word "Turn" as part of the crown and the word "Vienna" diagonal across the shield. The words below might be "Made in Austria", which would mean the porcelain was created in the maker's Austrian factory or made to sell in Austria.
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