Butter Dish

Raised, circular dish with tall, straight-sided, double-domed cover topped by a cast reclining sheep on three cast feet of looped branches of flowers; a removable, pierced liner fits inside bowl. Chased and repousse decoration on cover of reserves of flowers, fruits and C scrolls separated by scallop shells in C scrolls and on bowl of a continuous branch of pendant flowers and leaves. Cast greek-key patterned band at bottom edge of cover and ruffled gadrooning at wide angled rim of bowl. Dish is struck incuse on the underside of its rounded bottom above and below centerpoint "STANDARD" and "*P.L.K.*", in roman letters. Cover and liner not marked.
Currently not on view
Object Name
dish, butter
date made
1851 - 1859
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 13.8 cm x 17.3 cm; 5 7/16 in x 6 13/16 in
overall: 5 3/4 in x 6 7/8 in; 14.605 cm x 17.4625 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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 Mrs. Ellen Washington Bellamy
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