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Butter Dish

1971.1210A-C (RS80680)

Description

Oval body with Greek key border on pierced body; two scrolled butter knife hooks extend from one side; stepped oval base; removable shallow dish with a keyhole-pierced band; revolving domed cover with alternating radiating bands of engraving and planishing; engraved quatrefoil in center of cover, containing the initials "HM"; stepped bulbous and beaded handles on sides of cover. The swivel top makes it egg-shaped.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1870
Inscriptions
Engraved on the top: HM.
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
engraving (printing process)
piercing
plate (material)
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
butter dishes (serving dishes)
DISH, BUTTER
engraving (printing process)
Greek Key
key pattern
Pierced
piercing
plate (material)
Quatrefoil
quatrefoils
Silver
silver (metal)
Stipple Engraved
Dimensions
6 x 7.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1210A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
6300

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