The lid has matching decoration and a lovely gilded finial. Height to top of the finial is 6" tall, saucer is 6" wide.
If you're unfamiliar with these beautiful porcelains, condensed or evaporated milk holders became the rage to Victorians, who insisted on having a serving piece, whether porcelain or silver, for every conceivable use on the table. Condensed milk was first patented by the Borden company in the 1860s and quickly became popular because it did not spoil the way that fresh, straight-from-the-cow milk did. The heating process also reduced the number of bacteria borne illness carried in fresh milk. When Borden's competitor Pet introduced superior canning process for condensed milk in the early 1880s, the milk's popularity soared.
Victorians needed a way to disguise the can on the dining table, and the porcelain condensed milk container was born. The hole in the bottom served to enable the used to push the can upward for pouring or changing, and the lid kept the contents clean.
These beautifully decorated containers, particularly Nippon ones, are highly prized for their beautiful decoration.