Butter Dish and Lid
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
4 5/8 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (11.7 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
Colorless pressed glass butter dish (a) with domed lid (b). (a) Dish is round bowl rising to a square rim decorated with a hatched pattern and, in each corner, a frosted coin molded into underside. Coins are replicas of U.S. silver dollar from 1892, alternating heads (with profile bust of Columbia/Liberty) and tails (eagle). In center of bowl, frosted silver dollar "tail" molded into underside. (b) Round domed lid fits inside bowl's rim. Lid sectioned into a lower and upper band, and each band is divided into six matching registers; each register in lower band contains a frosted, molded replica of U.S. half dollar coin from 1892, alternating heads (seated Columbia/Liberty figure) and tails (eagles). Lid surmounted by round, knob-like finial, on top frosted "head" of silver dollar.
CONDITION: Good; small chips around edges, all over dirt.
American. Butter Dish and Lid, 1892. Glass, 4 5/8 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (11.7 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.235a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.235_acetate_bw.jpg)
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