This is a very special dish. The bottom says: FM Pate et email Limoges fonde en 1942. Sculpture Fathi Mahmoud. Made in Egypt. Excellent condition. No chips or cracks. It measures 14 1/2" by 6". Could be used for many things. How fun to put on a table in an entryway , for keys. What a conversation piece !!!Just gorgeous !! Do not know how old it is. Thanks for looking at my site !