This is a Meriden Quadruple Silver plated Butter Dish. As you can see from the pictures it has 3 silver pennies on the inside rim of the lid. I'm not sure if they are original to the piece or if was added at a later date. There are no dates on the pennies? There is a spot around the rim where the silver plate has rubbed off but, otherwise it's a beautiful piece. It stands about 6" high, 8 1/4" from handle to handle and the opening is 5 1/4".