This is a very interesting 19th century German ceramic tureen that is decorated in panels – each one has a separate castle portrayed. There is the typical gnome sitting on the top enjoying a tasty stein of cold German beer. There are two minor chips on the inside of the lip of the lid – they can’t be seen unless one is looking for them under the lid. Not too bad for something that was made before any of us were born! The approximate size of this beautiful piece is 12 inches in height at its tallest point by 11 inches across at its widest point. If you have any questions then please ask!