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Iroquois Casual Butter Dish And Lid

This is a Butter dish and lid. It was designed by Russel Wright and manufactured by Iroquois China Company. 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)
  • 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; 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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