Mt. Washington Art
Glass Butter Dish
Finally SUCCESS!!!! See below.
|On the left is the silver plate butter base and the insert and above is the writing on the underside of the base.|
This is a butter
dish we are trying to identify as to mfg, date & value if possible.
The base is quad silver plate and the bottom of the silver base
(which has an inserted drip tray) says "M F G. CO" and underneath
that "QUADRUPLE PLATE" then "223" below that.
I can't see the name of the mfg company at all.
The glass lid is cased glass with beautiful textured paintings on the outside.
The white opaque glass lining the inside of the lid glows
slightly yellow under a black light .
The knife which which has "Oneida Community" & a large "R" on the back,
sits on two 2-pronged holders attached to the base, & may not "match" the
lid and base. I have not attempted to clean any parts.
We would very much appreciate any help you can give us.
|And finally we have received what we trust to be a credible Identification! Mr. Robert Weinberg is a collector of Carder Steuben glass & he is especially fond of fine art glass combined with silver. Below are his comments:|
Hi Elaine: Just another little point I picked up. Mt. Washington and Pairpoint merged in 1894. Altho I do not know what Pairpoint did to the silver markings after that, this fact may allow you to pinpoint the date of manufacturing of you butter dish; perhaps it is between between 1880 - 1884. I am sure the Pairpoint markings must be catalogued in the history of the company written by Kenneth M. Wilson and available from the Society. Regards Bob
|Note: I have been unable to reach the Mt. Washington Society by email or through their web site. Elaine|
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