This pretty round box was hand made of grainy grey stoneware clay and covered with a pale green speckled glaze on the sides and interior. The lid was hand painted with a wonderful snowy egret set against palm fronds and tree leaves on a mottled green ground. It's marked with an impressed single word signature on the unglazed bottom, which we've been unable to decipher---and oh, how we've tried!
The box measures about 5 1/2 inches across, 2 inches deep and it's heavy for its size at 1 1/2 pounds. it's in excellent condition, with no cracks or chips and virtually no wear--it's as if it hasn't been used. This box is a lovely accent wherever it's placed--and a thoughtful gift for the bird lover.