Butter Dish

Artist/maker unknown, German

Geography:
Made in Altenberg, Germany, Europe

Date:
Late 17th century, lid dated 1698

Medium:
Salt-glazed stoneware with wash; pewter lid and foot

Dimensions:
Height: 3 5/8 inches (9.2 cm) Width (including handles): 4 13/16 inches (12.2 cm) Diameter: 3 9/16 inches (9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1897-874

Credit Line:
Bequest of Mrs. Frederic Graff, 1897

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Label:
Although stoneware cannot withstand applied heat and is thus not suitable as a cooking vessel, it was a useful ceramic in the kitchen for the storage of certain foodstuffs, like butter, and liquids.