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Iroquois Casual Butter Dish And Lid, 1947

This is a Butter dish and lid. It was designed by Russel Wright. It is dated 1947 and we acquired it in 1999. Its medium is glazed, molded porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Brooklyn Museum. It is credited Gift of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Paul F. Walter Collection.

  • Butter Pat (USA), ca. 1880
  • gilt silver-plated metal.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1995-148-4
  • Butter Pat (USA), ca. 1880
  • gilt silver-plated metal.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1995-148-5
  • Butter Pat (USA), ca. 1880
  • gilt silver-plated metal.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1995-148-6

Its dimensions are

L x W x D (a, b: overall): 19 x 10.5 x 6.5 cm (7 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 2 9/16 in.) H x W x D (a: dish): 2.3 x 19.5 x 10 cm (7/8 x 7 11/16 x 3 15/16 in.) H x W x D (b, lid): 5.3 x 19 x 11 cm (2 1/16 x 7 1/2 x 4 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On base of (a), in gray underglaze: "IROQUOIS / CASUAL / CHINA / by Russel / Wright"

Cite this object as

Iroquois Casual Butter Dish And Lid, 1947; Designed by Russel Wright (American, 1904–1976); USA; glazed, molded porcelain; L x W x D (a, b: overall): 19 x 10.5 x 6.5 cm (7 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 2 9/16 in.) H x W x D (a: dish): 2.3 x 19.5 x 10 cm (7/8 x 7 11/16 x 3 15/16 in.) H x W x D (b, lid): 5.3 x 19 x 11 cm (2 1/16 x 7 1/2 x 4 5/16 in.); Gift of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Paul F. Walter Collection; 1999-42-32-a,b

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