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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
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!