I think these are butter pats but they may be cigarette ashtrays. This pattern was discontinued 41 years ago yet it has a timeless elegance that will go with any dinner plans or other china pieces you may be using. It is a simple crème base with a gray band around rim with a platinum trim. It has gentle use but overall it is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Never put in a dishwasher. I have several other pieces that match that you can purchase, check out all the listings. I will combine shipping to get costs down as low as possible.