Butter Dish

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1840-1850

GUSN

GUSN-29247

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

Descriptive Terms

butter dishes (serving dishes)
molding (forming)
stoneware (pottery)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
bees (Apoidea superfamily)
beehives (apiaries)
caneware
vine scrolls
Stoneware
Molded
Cane Ware
Beehive
Bee
Vine
Dish, Butter

Label

Loaned to the Fitchburg Art Museum, September 2000 to September 2002. Exhibition: Art, Industry and Craft.

Inscription

On bottom: Impressed: ""WS & S/ 16"" [illeg. pencil marks]

Maker

Possibly Wilhelm Sattler & Son (Maker)
Possibly W. Schiller & Sons (Maker)

Location of Origin

Aschach, Germany, N. Bavaria; Bodenbach, Bohemia

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

4 1/2 (H), 8 1/2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew

Accession Number

1920.771A-C