Wonderful late Victorian circa 1880s over-sized gilded white porcelain bowl with lady and cherub. Measures approximately 13" round; approximately 2 1/2" high; base is 5" round. Unmarked; dates before 1891 as the McKinley Tariff Act of 1891 required identification of country of origin for imported items. Gilded white porcelain with some wear to gilding on center of 6 flowers that form border; several tiny spots/dots of firing imperfections; no cracks--please see all photos. One tiny chip on underside of base marked with a sideways gilded "V" at the factory; otherwise in generally good condition for its age of 125+ years old. Salmon-pink drapery and blue ribbon. The lady and cherub are transfer printed, not hand-painted, decoration. Weighs over 2 lbs, 11 ounces. Impressive hung on a wall or showcased on a table.
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