This is a very unique and quality piece of Dresden from Germany. It is marked as such on the bottom of the container. There are small holes on the top of the lower part of the piece and a larger hole that is exposed when you remove the dancing lady. There is a knob-like connector between the top and bottom pieces wrapped in soft metal. The top part is mounted on the bottom by means of a metal opening in the base of that piece. The dish has a scalloped edge and gold luster highlighting. There are a few pieces of missing lace on the skirt but overall the piece is free of damage or repair.