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This is one of the boot fair finds from this weekend... I spotted it along an aisle of stalls, it was positively glowing green to burst in the bright sunshine!!!  So, I'm guessing it's uranium glass, but does anyone know who made this design please? It's approx 6" in diameter and around 3" tall to the top of the cow. I've Googled and all I can find is another unattributed one for sale on eBay.


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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2005, 07:09:48 PM »
Hi Anne,
sorry to say but no idea and much more sorry to say that it looks like a replika?
I've got coming in so many replika lately that I fear production in Near and Far East is exploding - I even do not dare to buy several items on eBay platform :o((
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2005, 10:19:10 PM »
Hi Pamela,

Thanks for your thoughts on my cow dish. Much appreciated.

I considered it being a replica as well, but there is quite a bit of age wear on the parts of the base that form the stand, along with several little chips and flakes missing around the lid rim consistent with it having been used over a period of time.

It looks bright and spangly new in the photo as it's so very actively glowing. It was quite grubby with grime that I had to soak and scrub off to be able to see it as it is now. Overall my feeling is that it's not a replica (certainly not a recent one if at all), and that it dates from the 1930's-ish.

Having said that I'm open to other suggestions and opinions. :)


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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2005, 11:14:35 PM »
Am I being silly to comment on the fact that this covered dish is round?  I don't think I've seen a round butter dish before - unless it was meant for cheese?

I'm looking for a butter dish at the moment  -   but I'm a bit worried about buying a glass one in case I chip it into the butter... :x
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2005, 11:47:01 PM »
Not at all silly Max, my son asked exactly the same question.  :D  I think it's only relatively recently that butter came in oblong blocks and butter dishes were shaped to match. In earlier years butter dishes were found in round, oval, and oblong shapes. Round and oval ones may been seen in Millers' glass guides, and by Googling for "butter dish".

When my mother was a child in the 1930's her grandmother ran a grocers' shop and they sold butter by cutting lumps off a large slab of butter and weighing it, then wrapping in greaseproof paper. (Same with cheese... huge cheeses piled up on the floor and cut as needed.) No pre-packed stuff then!  :D


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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2005, 08:52:46 PM »
Anne, investigated whole day, would you perhaps provide further photos of bottom dish only - seems extraordinarily with its diamonds  :shock:
and cover from another angle - I miss the cow's ears
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2005, 08:54:59 PM »
as seen so far - it could also be a dog?
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2005, 09:59:24 PM »
Will take some as soon as himself has cleared today's county show pics off the camera... it's full of real cows, sheep and alpacas!!!  :lol:

It's funny but I thought it was a dog at first, it was only after I washed it and could see it clearly that I realised it was a cow. The face is unmistakably bovine and there are two small "scars" in the glass where the horns should be... it looks they've been broken off at sometime.  It does have ears, the are drooping down at each side. I'll post close ups asap Pamela. :)


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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2005, 01:09:49 AM »
http://www.yobunny.org.uk/gallery1/thumbnails.php?album=127
More pictures (close up) of the cow butter dish...  these taken in fluorescent light and the dish glows. The first one I took indoors during the day without the lights on.


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Re: Uranium green glass cow top butter dish
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2007, 01:11:22 AM »
Bumping this to see if anyone has come across my cow butter dish maker.  Since I posted the original topic I have seen the same dish on eBay in pink and blue, but neither time was it attributed.

 

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