I answered the doorbell - 'Oh my gosh' - was my comment to the young man who stood there, struggling to hold it. Reaching out to take it, he said to me 'it's heavy!' 'Oh well if it's heavy then you'd better bring it in for me.'
He did so and put it down with a ceramic 'plonk' onto a small table within reach of the front door.
What was it? A special anniversary gift from my darling husband - here you can see a pic of it. "Thanks honey for 46 good years!"