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pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

June 13, 2009
9:36 PM

Post #6683310

Does anyone know what this is or what it is used for? It is clear,2pc,.raised design on inside of dome lid and on outside of bottom pc...7 in across, 4 in high

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Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 13, 2009
10:30 PM

Post #6683451

wild guess...butter dish
pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

June 13, 2009
10:53 PM

Post #6683501

That was my guess, but being round, i wasnt sure.
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2009
10:25 AM

Post #6685080

Cheese dish?
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 14, 2009
10:52 PM

Post #6687329

sorta like yours...
pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

June 15, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #6687647

actually it is the same one, i couldnt get a good pic with, they have it for $95...i paid $2 at a garage sale :)

thanks for the link bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 15, 2009
12:37 AM

Post #6687716

Glad to help. I've sure been helped identifying things many times on this forum!
Norwood, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2009
5:03 AM

Post #6699290

It's definitely a Depression glass butter dish. (Go to Google Images to see others. Type in: depression glass butter dish.) Can't tell the pattern, as the photo is a little blurry. There are books on Depression glass on Amazon and in stores like Barnes & Noble and Borders that can give you the current value. Maybe your library also has one.
Columbia City, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 28, 2009
12:47 PM

Post #6748707

ctbig,I have one just like it, It is a butter dish,mine is a reproduction, princess pattern I think.does yours show any wear on the bottom or any chips on the rims,if not its mostlikely a reproduction.worth about 10.00 .I got taken on my poinsettia pattern pink butter dish I pd 65.00 and it is a reproduction,no chips no wear,funny thing the lady that sold it to me 20yrs ago,looked at it 15 yrs later and told me it was a reproduction, and she sold it to me ,I bit my tongue,live and learn.we live in amish country and there is a hardware store that carries an unbeleiveable selection of reproduction depression glass,lots of patterns and colors.ohs its rare to find a whole butter dish,because it was a well used item.also that could explain the price tag 95.00 if it were original.

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Deland, FL & Hot Spr, AR

January 9, 2010
9:16 PM

Post #7446448

Back in the day when people lived on farms, had cows, a churn and made their own butter, butter was round. I still have part of my grandmother's butter mold. It was round, and when the top was pressed on the butter, there was a lovely pattern on top of the butter. When I was a little girl, I watched this process. That really dates me, doesn't it? ROFLOL!!!!
Auburn Four Corners, PA
(Zone 5a)

March 2, 2010
6:08 PM

Post #7599891

huggergirl and ctbig, your depression butter dish is in the 'Madrid' pattern, produced by Federal Glass Co. and most often found in amber. It is a pattern that was heavily reproduced, so one has to either trust the dealer, or know your glass to be sure to purchase an original. There is a whole table setting in this pattern, including tumblers. It was also in limited production in blue, pink, and green. The blue is the costliest if original, but most pieces I've come across are repros., especially on eBay.

Lawrenceville, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 26, 2010
5:05 PM

Post #7658509

My dad inherited a green one from my mom's aunt. She lived to be in her late 90's and passed away just a few years ago. He remembers seeing it in her house but thought she called it a candy dish. It's neat to find out about this!
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

April 21, 2010
1:31 PM

Post #7724817

Remember, butter didn't always come in long rectangular sticks!
Virginia Beach, VA

February 3, 2011
12:36 PM

Post #8347002

Yep, that's what my Mom (age 95) told me it was. Check out for more examples.
Buffalo, NY

May 6, 2011
2:19 PM

Post #8544214

It's Depression glass. I have one just like it, and yes, they were used for either butter or cheese!


Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 9a)

October 28, 2011
12:02 PM

Post #8867084

Do they call them covered butter dishes or does a covered butter look different?


Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 16, 2014
4:36 PM

Post #9770488

I have both round and rectangular covered butter dishes.

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