It does have a couple of firing cracks, where the glaze has melted into the cracks. It was made this way, so that is why I desribe it as perfect. I think the effect is very beautiful. It is 7" tall x 8.5" diameter. Hopefully the pictures tell you everything.There is no damage at all to this piece. Includes the card signed by Pup. The item "McCartys Pottery Cake Plate / Pedestal Plate with Xmas Greeting from Pup PERFECT" is in sale since Sunday, December 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery". The seller is "chris--allen" and is located in Memphis, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.