I totally fell in love with this Victorian butter dish. It is in such fabulous shape after all these years. It dates to the 1880's and has elements of Aesthetic design. It is made of silverplate and is hallmarked Meriden B. Company and Meriden Britannia Quadruple, Meriden CT. The numbers 1941 appear under that.
The dish has a large domed lid with a nice large finial in a pretty design. The entire lid looks like it has been hammered and it has a front and back cartouche where one can place a monogram.
There is a removable tray with a pierced star design. Under the tray would go the ice to keep the butter from melting. There is a pretty scrolled design trimming the bottom section and two large handles. There are two protruding pieces designed to place your butter knife. It stands on four Aesthetic style feet.
I have placed an English aesthetic design sterling silver butter knife with the piece which I feel compliments the design. Should you not desire the knife, you may deduct $25 from the price.
The dish measures 5" in diameter, not including the handles. With the domed lid on it stands about 9" tall. The knife is 7" long. It is in wonderful antique condition with almost no wear to the plate and no dings or dents. It would look terrific on your table or shelf.
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