It just photographed that way for some reason. We believe this bowl to be a rather rare piece of white ironstone. Marked on base with a simple underglaze dark gray 2 line mark, "ANCHOR, PORCELAIN".If you look closely at pics you will see an area of discoloration in dotted pale brown spotting on one area on the rim and just below. This also appears to have formed from a misfiring of the glaze. Under a loop it appears as many many tiny tiny glaze pitts.
There is no damage, no chips, no cracks otherwise. A very handsome and useful piece of Country Primitive Ironstone. Yes, for punch but, also great for fruit or arrangements.... Or even a collection of carpet balls or yarn balls!
We are very careful packers. We also offer free local pick-up should you live in the Tulsa area or, with arrangement, the Oklahoma City area. Thanks for taking a look at our listing. The item "Antique WHITE IRONSTONE Anchor Porcelain PUNCH BOWLAmer.NJFooted Center Bowl" is in sale since Friday, June 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Other Antique Ceramics"." and is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped to United States.