Also Called :

Butter Pats, Sauce Dishes, Spoon Rests

Rarity :

Scarce

Age :

Early to Mid 19th Century

Price Range :

$125.-$150.

Dimensions :

Top Row Left to Right: 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ x 1″ high & 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ x 1″ high

Bottom Row Left to Right: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ x 5/8″ high & 2 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ x 5/8″ high

Last 2 Pictures: 2 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ x 3/4″ high

Weight :

Top Row: 2.7 oz. & 3.7 oz.

Bottom Row: 1.9 oz. & 1.5 oz.

Last 2 Pictures: 1.3 oz.-1.5 oz.

Provenance :

Top Row:  Herbert Schiffer, Pa-1973

Bottom Row:  Left–2012   Right–Jim Galley, PA-1990

Last 2 Pictures: 2013

Availability :

 

Description:  So far we have seen 4 different shapes of Butter Pats: square (2), round (4), diamond (1) and quatrefoil (3). The figures in parenthesis indicate significant sub-categories in each shape. The “squares” have two: 3 3/4″ large dishes with no outside decoration & smaller 3″ dishes with 4 flower outside decorations.

The “rounds” have four: heavy 3″ & 3 1/8″ with unglazed bottoms and no rain cloud borders, deep-at least 7/8″ with straight line borders, shallow-under 5/8″ with straight line borders, shallow with bottom markings.
The “diamonds” are only one category.
The “quatrefoils” have three:
This page discusses the 7 quatrefoil dishes. The two larger top dishes have 4 flowers on the outside, both have the complete Canton scene horizontally. The 2nd row dishes do not have the flowers or the complete scene, only sampans and mountains shown horizontally. The 3 dishes in the last 2 pictures are the smallest and lightest of all, have complete scenes but they are pictured vertically  and they each have 4 bats on the exterior. There is quite a bit of weight difference between all seven. All seven have rain cloud borders and glazed bottoms.
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