This lovely small basket has black on the outside and white inside. The top and base are scalloped with elaborate gold trim around the edges and on embossed dots. The handle also has gold trim. Each side has a different hand-painted romantic couple inside a circle framed in gold. The framed paintings are 1-in. dia. The basket is 5 7/8 in. long x 4 ¼ in. wide x 5 in. tall. It is trade marked “Erphlia Germany est. 1898.” Also marked “12.” The piece is in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks, or crazing.