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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.
butter dishes (serving dishes)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
bees (Apoidea superfamily)
Loaned to the Fitchburg Art Museum, September 2000 to September 2002. Exhibition: Art, Industry and Craft.
On bottom: Impressed: ""WS & S/ 16"" [illeg. pencil marks]
Possibly Wilhelm Sattler & Son (Maker)
Possibly W. Schiller & Sons (Maker)
Aschach, Germany, N. Bavaria; Bodenbach, Bohemia
4 1/2 (H), 8 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew