In America during the years that EAPG was made, butter was actually... real butter. And many who lived outside of cities made their own . 
      Making butter took a lot of energy, but not much equipment or brains.   Just let fresh milk go sour, skim off the cream and beat it or swing it around or churn it till the yellow fat separated out from the buttermilk & stuck together in chunks.
      It was enough of a chore that, once it was made, the everyday housewife was happy to have a pretty dish to set it in.  It didn't form in 'sticks', but in hunks, so early butter dishes were mostly round and after about 1880, they had big domed lids so it didn't get all messy.
     They are GENERALLY about 5" across the opening with a lid covering it - and the bases can be flat or on a low pedestal.
     EAPG Cheese dishes were larger - sometimes a lot larger - See some HERE.
For a listing of our Spare Butter Lids, go HERE
For a listing of our Spare Butter Bases, go HERE
ACTRESS aka (original manufacturer's name, Opera)
aka Theatrical aka Annie
is an intriguing pattern by
Adams & Co. 1880 - 1885.  Each
form of the pattern depicts a different assortment of actors & actresses of the era.  Fannie Davenport (1850 - 1898) and Lillian Adelaide Neilson  (1848 - 1880) are molded into both the lid and the base. Different thespians are molded into other forms of the pattern.  There is some frosting in the bottom of the base.  The lid has a nic on the tippy top of the finial seen HERE. & there is tiny nic on the base seen HERE & a 'fleabite'
on the flange of the lid seen HERE.
A difficult pattern to find in
covered pieces. 
ADAMS # 40 is the only name for this unusual cov'd butter dish or "nappy" with a knife rest molded into the lid!  Made by Adams Glass Co. ca. 1876, it may have had limited production.  See a close-up of the lid HERE.
The new owner of this piece will get a copy of the 1875 Patent by Mr. Adams.
ALABAMA aka Beaded Bullseye & Drape is the U S Glass Co. States' Series pattern honoring the Yellowhammer state, ca. 1892.  The lid and finial on this butter dish are fine. The base has a chip on the 'flange' where the lid fits over it - see HERE.  $85
We have a 2nd butter dish that has several chips on the base so it is "as is" for $45.
ART aka Job's Tears is a popular Adams pattern ca. 1889.  Ruby stained ART is hard to find & we are only selling this as a lid only because the base is terribly chipped.  $45
ATLANTA aka Square Lion aka Fostoria #500 was made
by Fostoria ca. 1895.  Two corners of the base have very teeny spots of underfill which happened 'in-the-making'; otherwise in great shape.  **SOLD**
BALTIMORE PEAR aka Gipsy aka Maryland Pear is a pattern by Adams & Co. ca. 1874 & later by U S Glass Co. This is the original form of the butter dish.  It has been widely reproduced in a completely different shape.
BABY FACE - A very hard pattern to find.  It is attributed to the McKee Glass Co. ca. 1880.  There is no damage to the glass.  There are 4 small 'slits' from in-the-making seen HERETHIS is a view from the top of the base... hard to see those tiny slits.  They can not be felt on the inside of the glass because they do not go through the glass.  HERE is the finial and HERE is the base face.  $295
BARBERRY is one of the oldest naturalistic patterns, having been made by Boston Sandwich and McKee beginning in the 1850s. The base has a chip under the outside rim.  As usual, the tiny end of the shell finial is chipped.  See HERE.  $75
BEAD SWAG is Heisey's #1295 pattern ca. 1898.  It is more often found in opal (milk glass) but this very nice, clear glass.  There is only one flake on the inside of the base rim where some clumsy pioneer no doubt missed putting the lid on correctly.  $75
BIRD & STRAWBERRY is a VERY popular pattern made by Indiana Glass Dunkirk ca. 1914.  It is one of the few really good patterns included in EAPG made after 1910.  The one with original paint of blue birds and green leaves & gold decor is **SOLD**
The all clear one has a ground flange on top of the base which is unseen under the lid so is $85.
BLACKBERRY is the perfect name for this  rare pattern 'cause its covered with the fruit.  Hobbs Brockunier made this pattern
in milk glass ca. 1870s.  The bowl base is 5 1/2" OD.

On the left is a scarce BUTTERFLY pattern with the butterfly finial.  The maker is Bryce Higbee ca. 1885. Perfect.  $105

On the right is our Granddaughter's Button Band cov'd butter with engraved lid.  You  may never
see another one of these.  It was graciously gifted to her by
Darryl Reilly & Bill Jenks.

BUTTERFLY, LATE is a flighty design showing off its pretty namesakes.  Indiana Glass Co made it ca. 1907.
CAPE COD is unattributed according to Welkers but Jenks
says Boston Sandwich ca. 1870s.   The lid has 3 scene panels - on left is a water scene.  See close up photos of the other scenes HERE
& HERE. There is a hard to see chip on the underside of the base flange & a nic on the lid rim.   $175
CARMEN is Fostoria's pattern # 575 from ca. 1896... very early in Fostoria's glass making time.
This stately dome sits on a couple of repaired flakes on the edge of the base & there are 3 small In-the-making bruises on the base.
CLASSIC is Gillinder & Sons made this 'classical' pattern ca. 1875. This is a form of the pattern made with 'log' legs.  It was also made in a flat version.  There are 3 panels on the butter dish that are representative of classical sculptures.  These can be seen HERE, HERE, & HERE. There is 1 pinpoint nic on the base top edge, a teeny nic on lid edge & a couple of very flat flakes on the bottom of one foot.  $275
COLONIAL STAIRSTEPS pattern is unattributed by Welker, but the Sanford/ Bredehoft Toothpick book shows a toothpick holder which was attributed to Northwood ca. 1906 by Heacock. The reason for the 'stair step' in the name is obvious.  $85

CORD DRAPERY is rarely found
in color and when found, it is costly. It is a Greentown pattern
ca. 1900.  This dish has one little chipped bead on the edge of the base. $245

CURTAIN TIEBACK originally named Adams #155, made by Adams & Co. ca. 1880s  There is some roughness on the mold edges on the base & lid, lo these 150 years later.
Still only **SOLD**.
COTTAGE aka Finecut Band aka Dinner Bell was made by Adams Glass Co. & Bellaire Goblet Co.  from the 1870s. This is the
flat style of this pattern's butter dish in rare emerald green. 
It is 6" in diameter.
COTTAGE aka Finecut Band aka Dinner Bell was made by Adams Glass Co. & Bellaire Goblet Co.  from the 1870s. This is the flat style of this pattern's butter dish in clear. It is 6" in diameter. We have one with some rim 'dings' for $48
& one with no damage for $68.
COTTAGE aka Finecut Band aka Dinner Bell from the 1870s was made by Adams Glass Co. & Bellaire Goblet Co.  And here is
the footed style in blue.  It has a
few small nics on the 'flange' of
the base that fits up under the lid. $75 
CROESUS is one of the famous Riverside Glass Works' signature ornate patterns ca. 1897.  This is an original issue (not a reproduction).  It has minimum gold around the base edge & a tiny flake on the base edge but the gold on the lid is very good.
CROESUS a classy
Riverside Glass Works pattern ca. 1897.  This butter dish is guaranteed original issue and the gold is very good.
Another CROESUS emerald green butter dish with excellent gold decor.  Only 2 spots where the gold was underfilled on the lid.  No damage at all. $185
CROESUS was rarely made in clear... and it is spectacularly brilliant!  It was never decorated with gold.
No damage whatsoever.
Riverside calls this color of
their CROESUS pattern
"Royal Purple". The gold on the
lid is remarkable but the base has little gold left & it is 'as is' because of several minor chips around the outer base edge, seen HERE.  $175
CUT LOG aka Ethol was made by Bryce Higbee ca. 1890s.  This is a high domed butter dish or it is large enough to be a cheese dome.  The lid is 5 3/4" outside diameter.  See the 2 pieces HERE. You decide. $95.
DAISY & BUTTON WITH NARCISSUS aka Clear Lily pattern by Indiana Glass Co. ca. 1910 is one of our nominations for the most difficult pattern to photograph.  Trust me, it really is a pretty pattern.  There are 2 very small flakes on the base flange that fits
up under the lid.  $65

DAISY & BUTTON W/ CROSSBAS aka Mikado in amber & footed version.  Richards & Hartley ca. 1885.  $95

On the right is a rare
emerald green FEATHER aka Doric butter dish. 
It is not for sale.

DAKOTA aka Baby Thumbprint  made by Ripley Glass Co.
ca. 1885. The lid is beautifully engraved with the
fern & berry design.
Immaculate. **SOLD**

DEWEY aka Flower Flange is one
of the popular Greentown
patterns.  They made this pattern
ca. 1898.  This is the 4" or
1/2 pound butter size in amber. 


We also have a Dewey vaseline colored butter dish that has a 4" diam. lid. There is a fleabite on one foot on the base, seen HERE. It is $65.
aka Kokomo #50 by
Kokomo Jenkins ca. 1900.
DRAPERY aka Lace is this pattern name.  The design is characteristic of the early, early patterns.... a shallow bowl with a non-domed lid.  It was made by by Boston Sandwich ca. 1860s. 
It is 5 1/4" in diameter.  $95
DUCHESS is a seldom seen Beaumont Glass Co. pattern made ca. 1890's.  This emerald green
beauty retains good gold decor.  There are 2 chips on the flange
of the base that fits up under
the lid.  $85
EGG IN SAND is a pattern from the 1880s but the maker is unknown at this time. It is a little bit different from most EAPG butter dishes with its low straight sided lid.   **SOLD**

EGYPTIAN aka Parthenon
pattern was made by Boston Sandwich ca. 1870s.  The 3 panels portray Egyptian scenes. One of
the 'handles' on the side of the finial urn has a nic at the top.  A scarce piece in this pattern. 

Left: FANDANGO aka Diamond
Swag was Heisey's #1201 pattern
ca. 1896.  It is a sharp, crisp, pattern made of good glass.


FAN with DIAMOND aka Shell aka McKee #3 was made ca. 1880 although the pattern forms remind of the 70s.  The 6" diameter butter dish (or sweetmeat) has a wafer connection in the stem. **SOLD**

came from the U S Glass Co.
ca. 1910.  This pretty piece is in
like-new condition.

variant of one of the largest
pattern lines & it was made beginning in the 1890s by several companies including McKee, Beatty Brady & Cambridge.
There is just a tiny bruise on the
base rim.  $68
FEATHER aka Doric was made
by McKee Glass Co. ca. 1890s. 
It is very rare in amber stained. 
Just some 'eye candy'.
It is in our collection
& not for sale.

FINECUT & BLOCK was King Glass Co. Pattern #25 made ca. 1885. This pattern sometimes has colored blocks but this butter dish with footed base is all clear glass.  There is a chip on one point on the top edge of the base seen HERE.  $75


FINE RIB aka Reeded is a famous New England Glass Co. pattern in bell-toned FLINT. made during the 1860s.  The lid has a bruise on the
edge seen HERE .   Not too bad for being 150 years old!  $115

FISHSCALE aka CORAL pattern was made by Bryce Bros. ca. 1880s.  It has a small chip & a flake on corners of the squared off base.

FLORIDA PALM is a popular Bryce Higbee & Co. pattern made in the 1890s.
The 'feet' are unusual in that they are straight across instead of round.**SOLD**
This GEORGIA GEM high domed butter dish is custard glass.  Tarentum made the pattern ca 1900.  It has 2 chips on the flange that fits up under the lid so is discounted to $95.

HARTLEY is an elegant pattern that is rarely found
in a butter dish.  It is a Richards and Hartley
design ca. 1880s.
HAWAIIAN LEI was originally named GALA by John Higbee Glass Co.
when it was made in 1913.  This is one of the rare pieces of Higbee glass
that was 'signed' in both the lid and the base with the "HIG" bee.
The one in the lid was particularly difficult to photograph but its there!  $75
A very sparkly pattern with about 1/4th gold decor retention.  U S Glass Co. #15105 ca. 1907.
pattern was made by the Columbia Glass Co. in 1890 and the U S Glass Co. beginning in 1891.  It is a classically looking pattern and it is 6 1/2" in diameter.
Francesware Frosted
by Hobbs Brockunier & Co.
ca. 1885. A beautiful piece but it has a couple of lid edge flakes & the base is seriously flawed by a 2" but stable crack seen HERE & HERE.
So only 1/3 of its non-damaged value. AS IS $35
HONEYCOMB patterns were made by many factories so it must have been a
very popular pattern for Victorians.  This style of Honeycomb pattern has
4 rows of 'honeycombs' on the lid and on the base so it is sometimes called
New York Honeycomb.  It is the 1870s style of butter dish, a flat bowl
without the domed lids (which were made later).  The outside diameter of the base is
6 1/8" & the finial is very detailed, looking somewhat like an artichoke.  It is $65.
HORN OF PLENTY aka Comet aka Peacock Tail is a very well known FLINT pattern made by Boston Sandwich and McKee from way back in the 1830s - 50s!  The edges of the top & the base both are understandably rough.  See lid HERE & base HERE.  Would be $225 undamaged, but as is $95.
HORSESHOE aka GOOD LUCK aka PRAYER RUG is a very popular and well-known pattern made by Adams Glass Co. ca. 1881. The finial is a horseshoe shape and the
base is flat. See a better photo of the base HERE. $125

HORSESHOE aka GOOD LUCK aka PRAYER RUG a ribbed base variation of the well-known pattern made by Adams Glass Co. ca. 1881. The finial is a horseshoe shape and
the base is flat.  $135
Robin aka Bird & Fern pattern has
a design that is true to its name.  It has a little "bird peck" on top of the finial seen HERE. $95

These prices do not include the cost of shipping
& insurance & are subject to prior sales.

For a listing of our Spare Butter Lids, go HERE
For a listing of our Spare Butter Bases, go HERE