Butter Pat (USA)
This is a Butter pat. It was manufactured 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.
It is credited
Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 0.9 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm (3/8 x 2 15/16 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 in well of dish
Cite this object as
Butter Pat (USA); Manufactured by Simpson, Hall, Miller, & Co. ; gilt silver-plated metal; H x W x D: 0.9 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm (3/8 x 2 15/16 x 2 15/16 in.); Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund; 1995-148-6
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Japonism.