Adams & Co. Butter Dish, Baltimore Pear Gipsy, Antique, Clear Glass, Octagon Butter Dish with Cover


Adams & Co. Butter Dish, Baltimore Pear Gipsy, Antique, Clear Glass, Octagon Butter Dish with Cover

A gorgeous antique circular butter dish with cover. The pattern in called Baltimore Pear Gipsy and consists of a pear design on clear glass. The bottom plate is an octagon with a sawtooth edge on four sides and handles on two sides with the pear design in the middle. It would be an elegant addition to a buffet, sideboard, or dinner table.

John Adams started in the glass business as an apprentice previous to 1846. In 1851, Adams opened his own glass factory. By 1861, it was considered one of the largest glass factories in the Pittsburgh area. After purchasing the burned out factory site of Challinor and Taylor in 1884, the company merged into the United States Glass Co., otherwise known as U.S. Glass, as "Factory A" in 1891. In 1892, members of the Adams and Co. partnership who joined U.S. Glass Co. disposed of their stock and withdrew from the glass business. U.S. Glass Co. continued to operate the factory until the 1930s.

6 inches in diameter
7½ inches from handle to handle
5 inches in height

This butter dish is in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, or utensil marks. The dish dates from circa 1874 making it approximately 145 years old.

It would make a great housewarming, hostess, wedding, shower, or holiday gift. A great piece to add to your collection or for a collector of antique glassware.

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