Also Called :
Dome Top Butter Dishes
Early to mid 19th Century
Price Range :
Not For Sale–Not In The Collection
Description: There are three Dome Top Butter dish base variations: octagonal, 12 sided and round bases. They are discussed on three separate pages. All are quite hard to find with all 3 parts in perfect condition. Shown here is the round shaped dish base which is considered rarer than the octagonal dish base. The three parts for all are: the dome top with a pointed knob, a pierced (4 sets of 9 holes each) liner bowed slightly upward, and a base. The bases have a glazed inset rim for the liners and they have glazed bottoms. The bases would have been filled with ice to keep the butter from melting. All the domes are decorated with the traditional scene. But, the liners are decorated differently. The decoration on this liner is unknown. The picture here is from Jane Wilson’s 1977 booklet, page 13.