This very cute hand painted porcelain has all the hallmarks of something made in the early 50s. The porcelain is heavier than later periods and the eyes are painted well and expressive. It's a Mom and her baby- or it could be Dad, it's hard to say from this angle. ;-) It doesn't have any cracks, chips or crazing. It's small, but not tiny @ 4" across and 4 1/2" tall. It would look great in a beach house. It's a beauty for anyone that loves these beautiful creatures-- and that's about everybody!!