This hand painted footed bowl is decorated with a brown branch of red cherries and green leaves on a mottled pale green background with a green rim that looks sponged on but was probably done with a brush. The underside is painted with a peachy tan that starts darker and speckled at the foot and lightens as it reaches toward the rim, giving an ombre effect. The entire piece has been given a clear protective glaze so it can be safely used and hand washed. It's signed on the bottom with a fascinating mark that resembles a butterfly or something else with wings. The date beneath it is 2-51; both are painted in the same peachy tan. There is no manufacturer's mark.
This 9 inch diameter serving bowl stands 2 1/2 inches tall on a 1/2 inch high foot and weighs 1 1/2 pounds. It's in excellent condition, looks great for display and it's a lovely way to serve your veggies.