Chantal’s European Butter Dish is practical as it is unique, equipped with a functional handle for easy lifting. This elegant dish looks great on the table and can hold both American and European butter stick sizes (8oz). Chantal's high quality stoneware is durable and can go in the refrigerator and microwave. The sanded bottom will not scratch the table. Our non-porous glaze will not react with foods or flavors, providing peace of mind. All Chantal ceramics are lead and cadmium safe and meet FDA and CA Prop 65 requirements.