Ironstone Platter, 19th Century
The platter is decorated with blue polychrome and has images of cherry blossoms and pomegranates.
The platter has the registry mark of August 27, 1879 and is in good condition. There is very little wear to the glaze and there are just a few small chips at the edges, far fewer than expected for a platter of this age.
This hand painted porcelain three footed bowl was made in Austria. The mark on the bottom is O E & G Royal Austria. That is the mark of the Oscar and Edgar Gutherz factory that was on all of their porcelain made during their factory's existence from 1899 to 1918.
The bowl is 7 inches wide at the widest point and is 2 1/2 inches tall.