This is a lovely dish for a dresser. It may have been meant to hold the brush and hand mirror and hair catcher of a lovely lady. It is handpainted. On the back it is signed by the artist Alpha MacKnight, 1912, Los Angeles, California. The white ware is stamped Bavaria. It is delicate and light. It measures 11 1/4in. across. It is painted in pale yellow and etched in a gold pattern.