This is a beautifully clear crystal butter dish from the 1880s-1890s. It was made by George Duncan and Sons in the Snail pattern in the 1880s and later (1898)by U.S. Glass. The pattern is also known as Idaho, one of the states series and was made in an extended table service. This is a rare find in pressed glass. It does have a chipped area but because it is seldom found, I am listing it for anyone who might just want a shelf sitter.
The base of the butter dish is 7.5 inches. The dish top to the finial is 5.5 inches tall and it is about 5 inches across. The pattern extends down 1 inch from the finial and the remaining 2 inches of the top are crystal clear to the butter dish bottom. The top of the butter dish late has an opening about 4 inches across.
The bottom plate is 7 inches across. There is one chipped area on the base and there are a few rough areas on the rim of the base of the butter dish. The piece has been black light tested and glows yellow green which is consistent with expected results based on chemicals used in glassware making in this era. Please note that the chips and the roughness do not significantly impact the appearance or beauty of this wonderful piece of pressed glass.
The price of this piece is significantly discounted because of the flaws. Considering the age of the piece it is still in very good condition.