Covered butterdish

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Object Name: 
Covered butterdish
Maker(s): 
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
83.4.136
Dimensions: 
H (a&b): 18.1 cm, D (a): 15.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1879-1884
Credit Line: 
Anonymous Gift
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; pressed. Double conical shape. (a) Dish is circular, with straight sides widening to rim. Female bust on either side, one resting her head on her hand; shell ornaments at either side covered mold seam; lower part of bowl and circular foot are acid etched on outer surface giving a frosted effect. (b) Cover has a pointed finial with four scallop shells around it, a sloping shoulder with eight 5- pointed stars on inside and acid-etching on exterior and straight sides flaring to rim with matching female portraits and shell ornaments.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
Actress
Provenance: 
Anonymous Source
Color: 
Technique: 
A Fifth Pitcher Book (1948) p. 23, p. 120;