This piece has been in the family for many years. Is this a cake stand? I have been unsuccessful in photographing the hallmark(s), but here is my best description (sorry!!).
There are three primary symbols: the first is a cursive G (G as in girl) with a small circle over it with 2-3 little lines sprouting out the top. The second is a cursive P, with the vertical line much thicker than the rest of the letter. The last is a dark shield with the letters RI (raised) inside. On top of that is a small pillbox-shape, partially filled in black.
I obviously have no idea if this is an American or other piece. Thanks in advance for the help!