Overall: 7 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 6 in. ( 19 x 21.6 x 15.2 cm ) Silver Weight: 28 oz (troy) 8 dwt (883 g)
Cast silver plate butter cooler; circular bowl seated on a circular foot, incurved at the shoulder with an applied, angled rim; two loop handles with leaf joints applied to the sides of the bowl; rests for a butter pick in the form of eagle's heads (one detached) on side; cylindrical cover with all over foliate scoll decoration around four medallions with cow's heads; cover topped with a band knop finial; circular drainer with perforations in the shape of a star rests inside the bowl; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the bowl.
stamped: on the base: in a circle around a demi-lion rampant on fess, "* MERIDEN SILVER PLATE CO * QUADRUPLE PLATE" over, "1340"
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