European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Butter Tub and CoverMade in Delft, Netherlands, Europe
Artist/maker unknown, Dutch
Tin-glazed earthenware with blue decoration; finial with polychrome decoration
Currently not on view
2005-105-18a,bBequest of Rita Markus in memory of Frits Markus, 2005
LabelButter tubs appeared on almost every table in the Netherlands, where much bread and butter was consumed. The shape of this tub derives from wooden utensils that had lids held in place by two staves. Here, the staves are not necessary but the leaf-form handles retain the holes.