Porcelain blank having a historically-derived border design that has been etched into the body; high karat gilding covers the surface.
Stamped on back of plate in green glaze: "Haviland / France." Artist's script signature in black glaze across center of plate" "Onata North Fitts."
The artist, Onata North (1871-1946) and her husband, Charles N. Fitts (1870-1945), m. 1897, to their daughter, Doris Lincoln Fitts (b. 1900); to her daughter, Barbara Smith Barnett; to MFA, 2002, gift of Barbara Smith Barnett.
Gift in memory of Onata North Fitts by her daughter, Doris Fitts Smith and her granddaughter, Barbara Smith Barnett