WONDERFUL VINTAGE COBALT BLUE DECORATED, SALT GLAZED STONEWARE POTTERY TWO HANDLED SERVING BOWL. What a beautiful piece of pottery! Rich, vibrant hand painted cobalt blue colored designs. Salt Glaze Pottery production began in Germany, dating back to the 1500's. Salt was added to the kiln while the pottery was being fired. This created the textured, nubby effect to the piece, along with the clear, glassy finish to the craftsman's item. This lovely two handled serving / mixing bowl, is in very good vintage condition, free of chips or cracks, as shown in the photos. It measures about 10" handle to handle, 8 3/4" in diameter at the top, 4" tall. It is marked into the mold, " GERMANY 2L", and possibly the potters initials, "th"....What a great addition for your pottery collection!!!