European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Butter DishMade in Altenberg, Germany, Europe
Late 17th century, lid dated 1698
Artist/maker unknown, German
Salt-glazed stoneware with wash; pewter lid and foot
Currently not on view
1897-874Bequest of Mrs. Frederic Graff, 1897
LabelAlthough 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.