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Butter Dish

1920.771A-C (RS33588)

Description

Yellow unglazed stoneware butter dish with lid in shape of beehive with molded honeybees over basketweave hive with grape vine finial. White porcelain dish inside.

Details

Label
Loaned to the Fitchburg Art Museum, September 2000 to September 2002. Exhibition: Art, Industry and Craft.
Maker
Possibly Wilhelm Sattler & Son (Maker)
Possibly W. Schiller & Sons (Maker)
Date
1840-1850
Inscriptions
On bottom: Impressed: ""WS & S/ 16"" [illeg. pencil marks]
Location of origin
Aschach, Germany, N. Bavaria; Bodenbach, Bohemia
Material
molding (forming)
stoneware (pottery)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Bee
Beehive
beehives (apiaries)
bees (Apoidea superfamily)
butter dishes (serving dishes)
Cane Ware
caneware
Dish, Butter
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Molded
molding (forming)
Stoneware
stoneware (pottery)
Vine
vine scrolls
Dimensions
4 1/2 (H), 8 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1920.771A-C
Credit Line
Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew
GUSN
29247

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