As all traditional Gzhel items, these soup bowl and plate were first created in plaster forms cast from liquid porcelain mass. After the first burning the forms were painted with cobalt while keeping the background white. Then the painting was covered with glaze. Glaze fused and made the surface of the work glassy, giving cobalt its blue color. Diameter: 6 2/3 inches (17 cm). Height: 3 1/8 inches (8 cm). Ships from Moscow, Russia within 7 business days.