Butter Dish

Raised, circular dish with removable, pierced liner on three, cast, looped and flowering branch feet enclosed by a repousse chased, double-domed cover topped by a cast reclining sheep. Cover is decorated with reserves of flowers, fruits and C scrolls separated by scallop shells in C scrolls and has a cast greek-key patterned band at bottom edge, while bowl has a continuous branch of pendant flowers and leaves with ruffled gadrooning at its wide, flared rim. Dish is struck incuse on the underside of its rounded bottom above and below centerpoint, "STANDARD" and "*P.L.K.*" in serif letters. Cover and liner not marked.
Currently not on view
Object Name
dish, butter
date made
1851 - 1859
Krider, Peter L.
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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