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Butter Dish

1991.1017A-D (RS21355)

Description

A. is a base of squared shallow form with molded handles extending from a slightly upturned dished rim. There are tapered curved sides, and a round cornered square foot ring. It is printed in blue with a willow pattern: the face has a traditional view, with scale, trellis and medallian border at the rim or sides. B.& C. are liners of square form with rounded corners, pierced with a hole at the center, each printed with a willow view. D. the cover is of a square, domed formwith undulating sides and round corners with foliate scroll knop. It is printed in willow scenes with a traditional border. The knop is painted in a diaper dot pattern.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1860
Inscriptions
Printed on the bottom in blue is a double diamond (one inside the other) with the center reading: SEMI/CHINA. Below the diamond reads: ENGLAND. Also on B & D the number ""14"" is handwritten on the underside.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
earthenware
molding (forming)
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
butter dishes (serving dishes)
DISH, BUTTER
Earthenware
earthenware
Molded
molding (forming)
Transfer Printed
transfer printing
Willow
willow (wood)
Dimensions
4.75 x 6.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1017A-D
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3234

Wallpaper Details

Pattern Name
Willow

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