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Butter cooler, cover, and stand

Object Number: 
1936.694a-c
Date: 
1823-1845
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 in. × 6 1/4 in. × 5 in. (12.7 × 15.9 × 12.7 cm)
Description: 
Colorless cut lead glass butter cooler, cover, and stand; oval bowl cut with strawberry diamonds and fans on the flared rim and and on the body a horizontal band of pointed arches filled with strawberry diamonds or stars; oval domed lid with knop cut with panels and strawberry diamonds and a horizontal band of pointed arches filled with strawberry diamonds or stars; oval stand with scalloped rim cut with strawberry diamonds and fans and bottom cut with radiating rays.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this object belonged to either Abigail Cornell (1766-1854) who married Israel Corse in 1810, or to Angeline Burr, wife of Morris Ketchum (1796-1880).
Bibliography: 
Denker, Ellen Paul. "Collector' legacies." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 176-180.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lena Cadwalader Evans
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group