Porcelain blank having a historically-derived border design that has been etched into the body; high karat gilding covers the surface.
Stamped on base in green glaze: "R. C." with crossed swords intersecting the "R" and "C." A crown is above the swords and the word "BAVARIA" appears below. The incised number "5 1/1" is near the edge of the base. No artist signature.
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