WONDERFUL VINTAGE COBALT BLUE DECORATED, SALT GLAZED STONEWARE POTTERY SERVING / MIXING BOWL. What a beautiful piece of pottery! Rich, vibrant hand painted, raised cobalt blue colored designs. Very unusual indent pattern, molded into the clay, around the upper portion of the bowl. Nice deep design to the piece. 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 9 1/2" in diameter at the top, stands 5" tall. Provenance unknown, most likely Germany. What a great addition for your pottery collection!!!