Butter Pat (USA), ca. 1880
This is a Butter pat. It was made by Simpson, Hall, Miller, & Co.. It is dated ca. 1880 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is gilt silver-plated metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
These butter pats show how Japonism influenced even the most everyday wares.
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Its dimensions are
L x W: 9.5 x 7.4 cm (3 3/4 x 2 15/16 in.)
It has the following markings
On base: "SIMPSON, HALL, MILLER & CO." in circle around "QUADRUPLE" over "PLATE"
It is inscribed
Engraved "FO" script
Cite this object as
Butter Pat (USA), ca. 1880; Made by Simpson, Hall, Miller, & Co. ; gilt silver-plated metal; L x W: 9.5 x 7.4 cm (3 3/4 x 2 15/16 in.); Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund; 1995-148-4