|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?|
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|
|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.|