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Object ID # 1957.009.001ab
Object Name Dish, Butter
Title Covered Butter Dish
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Made Unknown German pottery?
Place of Origin Germany?
Description Pink, white & green glazed china butter dish (a) and cover (b) The dish has a soft scalloped rim, green airbrush effect around rim, embossed curlicues and gold leaves around the rim.
Lid is circular white glazed with pink/green transfer print of flowers on exterior and a tea cup handle on top. There are gold leaves and airbrushed green around rim.
Provenance Previously owned by Mrs. Reg Doherty, who was a member of the St. Vincent Township Women's Institute group of Grey County, Ontario. She felt that this butter dish was likely German-made, but didn't say how old it was, or who originally owned it.
Collection Food Service Tools & Equipment
Material Ceramic/Paints/Glaze
Dimensions H-7.6 Dia-19.2 cm
Found St. Vincent Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County
Function A tableware item that holds a quantity of butter on a dining table at room temperature so that people can self-serve butter, using a butter knife. The cover would be put on to protect the butter from contamination and flies.