Butter Dish with Cover and Stand

Object Name: 
Butter Dish with Cover and Stand

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Object Name: 
Butter Dish with Cover and Stand
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
50.2.46
Dimensions: 
Covered Bowl H: 14.75 cm; Rim Diam: 13.5 cm; Stand Rim Diam: 18 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1800
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown and cut. (a) Straight-sided bowl with shallow, scalloped, galleried rim; smooth base; sides cut in broad panels with trifoliate-leaf band just above middle. (b) Domed cover with leaf circlet (same leaf as that of bowl's band) on rim, panels on dome, and panels on stubby spire finial. (c) Shallow straight-sided stand or plate with wide, flaring rim, facet cutting on sides and, on rim, leaf circlet like that of cover; polished pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steuben Glass, Inc., Source
1950-10-01
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Title Unknown (Museum of Fine Arts, Philadelphia)
Venue(s)
Philadelphia Museum of Art 1948-11 through 1948-11
In Sparkling Company: Reflections on Glass in the 18th-century British World (2020) illustrated, p. 26 (fig. 15);