This bowl isn't your usual spongeware design but definitely an unique addition to your collection! The vertical flowers and leaves are a beautiful sponged maroon that are bordered by two sky blue bands on a medium ivory background. The diameter is 5 3/5" and its depth is 3". T are no cracks or hairlines -- just one tiny flea bite on the inside rim, some roughness on the foot, some very light staining on the inside, the usual crazing for a piece this age and only three glaze imperfections that I could find due to manufacturing. The most remarkable part of this piece is that you can actually feel the paint from the sponged flowers!And now for the usual caveats and buying stuff~~ Shipping & Payment: Insurance is optional but any damage occuring during shipping will be at your own risk. T is a small handling charge to cover USPS delivery confirmation (50 cents). Shipping will be combined for multiple purchases. I will also accept personal checks if you have 100% positive feedback and at least 25 ratings. International bidders: payment is by PayPal only and shipping will be by US Postal Global Priority mail (for smaller packages). T is a slight handling charge for USPS delivery confirmation and for the customs paperwork. Returns: Please note that all pieces are sold AS IS and I'll accept returns if you feel the item does not match its description and photos. Please be sure to contact me if you have any questions or would like additional information or photos! Feedback: I strongly believe that eBay sellers should not hold their feedback hostage if their buyers have paid within 3 - 5 days and have kept their end of the bargain! So, you'll most likely see your feedback prior to receiving shipment. My hope is that you will truly enjoy and be pleased with your new purchase! Thanks for looking and happy bidding!