Inscription: Engraved on the back of the bowl: V M H (probably owner's initials)
Marking:  A Roman capital W within a quadrangular chamfered shield (possibly a town mark for Winterthur, Switzerland)
 Possibly a tree (unidentified maker's mark)
Location of marks:
,  On the back of the bowl, near the rat tail.
Mrs. Samuel P. Avery (until 1897; to MMA)