This is a rather large set dating to the mid 19th century, and all hand painted in a Rothschild style pattern. It consists of 8- 9 3/4" bowls, 7- 10 1/4" plates, a large 13 1/4" covered tureen, another domed tureen that is about 12" diameter, a big 11" open bowl, and 4 smaller 8" handle to handle covered bowls/tureens. Completely hand painted in the birds and butterflies theme, and dating to the 19th century. All marks are as shown in the representative photo. Overall the set is in good condition without cracks or repairs although there is one chip to one of the large tureen's rim, and several chips to foot rims on the plates and bowls although they rest just fine and are invisible when resting. This is a fine, and large set for use or display. Shipping is probably an average and includes a few custom boxes with expert packing, lots of foam and bubble wrap....I am happy to meet on my travels for possible delivery also...we are just outside LA right now, but have been driving cross country at least 2 times a year.....I can only say we havent been to Minnesota in the past 3 years.....well, and Alaska and Hawaii.