Isn't this such a classic piece of Retro Scandinavian design! with its cheery bird design. It is a fajance ware dish made by Alumina/Royal Copenhagen, and is one of 3 exactly the same I purchased at auction a few weeks ago. It dates from the mid 1950's.
So full of character, and such a great hand painted design. Oddly this piece is signed by the painter, but not the designer - I've seen that occur once or twice but it seems to be a rare omission. I listed it in my eBay store yesterday, and all 3 dishes had gone by this morning!