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Butter Pat (USA), ca. 1880

This is a Butter pat. 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.

It is credited Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

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; 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

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Japonism.

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