For your consideration, here are three lovely china Bone Dishes manufacturer by Staffordshire Pottery Henry Alcock, circa 1800-1910. The dish is 6 1/2" long and 3" wide. They are white with green leaves and flowers. Lots of gold accents. The mark is a shield. Above the shield is Oxford ( the pattern name) Semi Porcelain. Below the symbol is Henry Alcock & Co. England 2. These are between porcelain and earthenware. They are not translucent, so I guess they are considered pottery. They are lovely and old with no chips or cracks. Very good condition. Now days I have seen these used as candy dishes, to hold nuts, and even salad servers. They also make good vanity trays to hold jewelry and small items.