Antique Franz Anton Mehlem Covered Cheese Dish/Keeper Bonn Germany.
Beautiful antique ironstone covered cheese keeper made by Franz Anton Mehlem of Bonn Germany, featuring red transferware flower designs. The top has a molded branch design with leaves and trimmed in gold. The bottom of the plate is impressed with the maker's hallmark. It wasn't noticed before, but there is also a hand written series of numbers on the inside of the cover. The underplate measures approximately 8 1/2" long and 8 1/2" wide. The cover measures approximately 6 13/16" wide, 6 5/8" long and 6 1/2" tall including the handle.