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Butter Dish

Description

Oval, drum-shaped vessel with high domed lid and bracket to hold butter knife; cast legs with lion masks and Egyptian heads, handles with lion masks, and knop in shape of a classical woman playing a lyre; engraved with ivy pattern and gothic "F" monogram; fitted, pierced insert for butter.

Details

Maker
Reed & Barton (Maker)
Date
1869-1885
Inscriptions
Marks: Glove with bird above; MFD & PLATED BY/REED & BARTON/2447 (individually struck)/ 6/ DESIGN/PAT. OCT. 5. 1869/T
Location of origin
Taunton, MA, USA
Material
plate (material)
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
butter dishes (serving dishes)
DISH, BUTTER
plate (material)
Silver
silver (metal)
Accession Number
1998.5899.6AB
Credit Line
Sarah Moore Field Collection
GUSN
20700

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