Butter Dish

Consists of a two-handled, wide-rimmed, circular bowl or dish on straight tapered foot ring with butter knife holder attached to body, a domed cover topped by a cast finial, and a removable, crosslet-pierced liner inside. Bottom edge of cover and foot ring have matching die-stamped bands featuring rectangular panels of flowers. Dish is struck incuse on underside of its flat bottom with circular mark for "SIMPSON, HALL, MILLER & CO / +" encircling "TREBLE / PLATE" at center; "38" stamped above. Cover and liner are not marked. No butter knife.
Currently not on view
Object Name
dish, butter
date made
1866 - 1899
ca 1880
Simpson, Hall, Miller, and Co.
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 14.8 cm x 23.6 cm x 17.7 cm; 5 13/16 in x 9 5/16 in x 6 15/16 in
overall: 6 3/8 in x 9 1/4 in x 7 1/8 in; 16.1925 cm x 23.495 cm x 18.0975 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Wallingford
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fielding Pope Meigs, Jr.
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