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Butter Dish and Lid

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES 1892
    DIMENSIONS 4 5/8 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (11.7 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 40.235a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION 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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