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Object ID # 2010.043.003
Object Name Dish, Butter
Title Butter Patty Dish
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 20th-century
Year Range from 1905
Year Range to 1995
Artist Sovereign Potters
Made Sovereign Potters
Place of Origin Hamilton, Ontario
Description Small, thick, round, concave ceramic butter dish. It is pastel green and glazed. It has a gold-printed IMPERIAL ORDER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE EMPIRE insignia in the center. The underside has a gold-printed mark of a maple leaf, with "MADE / IN / CANADA", "SOVEREIGN POTTERS" and "EARTHENWARE".
Makers mark he underside has a gold-printed mark of a maple leaf with "MADE / IN / CANADA" and "SOVEREIGN POTTERS" "EARTHENWARE".
Provenance Manufactured by Sovereign Potters, of Hamilton, Ontario. This company made various tablewares.

The Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire was founded in 1900. It is a women's charitable organization, that has members meet in local chapters.

Formerly belonged to Wanda Bart (neƩ Douglas). She was a member of one of Owen Sound's three chapters of the Earl Grey Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (I.O.D.E). This organization was established in 1905.

In 2010, Bart visited the museum and told museum staff that the members had to buy their boxes, but she couldn't recall exactly what year they were new. Wanda Bart was 83 years old in 2010 and now belongs to the Stratford-Perth IODE as she now resides in Stratford. She told museum staff that the Earl Grey chapter she had formerly belonged to disbanded in 1995.

It was last owned by the Earl Grey I.O.D.E.



Collection Food Service Tools & Equipment
Material Ceramic/Glaze/Ink
Dimensions H-1.5 Dia-8 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Bart, Wanda
Subjects Butter
Table settings & decorations
Search Terms Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (I.O.D.E.)
Function This is likely a butter patty dish. It was used at Owen Sound, Ontario. It was made at Hamilton, Ont. It would have been used at I.O.D.E. sponsored events.