|Object ID #||2010.043.003|
|Object Name||Dish, Butter|
|Title||Butter Patty Dish|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Year Range from||1905|
|Year Range to||1995|
|Place of Origin||Hamilton, Ontario|
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".|
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 (neé 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|
|Dimensions||H-1.5 Dia-8 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
Table settings & decorations
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.|