Saturday, September 7, 2013

The object of the day: Victorian silver butter dish

A Victorian circular cut glass butter dish on a silver stand with a fitted silver lid embossed with a bead edge and scroll work decoration on a mat background. The base with a vacant oval cartouche, the domed lid with a quatrefoil multi-scroll handle.
Base 7 inch diameter, height 3.5 inches.
Made in Birmingham 1892 by B. J. Keyzor.

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Silver containers for butter uncommon in 18th century, but small silver scallop-shaped dishes with glass liners, and sometimes ball feet, made from c 1725 in Britain, may have been butter dishes. Most 18th century examples Irish; shallow pierced bowl with glass liner and cover, sometimes feet. Also, glass bowl with silver saucer and cover. Sometimes found with cow finial.Type in vogue i early 19th century usually has stand, dish of silver or glass, and cover; other examples are straight-sided, oval, with cob and knob finial, four feet, and with handle at each end. Tub shape also was popular. The butter dishes were also made in Sheffield plate and electro-plate.

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