This is a great leaf dish, it would be great to hold anything small (rings, change, paper clips, etc.) It also looks beautiful holding a candle. I make these leaves every summer and fall. It is made from Terra-Cotta clay, with all lead free glazes. This particular leaf sits about 3.5 inches wide. The top is clear except for a little color running through the veins and the bottom is a deep red. From the firing process it has small dimples on the bottom, they have been sanded and filled in.