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Offline glasswipe

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Sowerby butter dish with elephant handle.
« on: November 13, 2011, 05:56:59 PM »
Hi,I know of the Sowerby lidded swan handled butter dish.  I have this one with three elephants walking along as the handle. I have been looking for a while now and can't find any info. I hope someone will be able to tell me a little about it.Kindest regards.


Offline oyemicanto

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Re: Sowerby butter dish with elephant handle.
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 06:33:28 PM »
That is wonderful! What a lovely design and I have never ever seen anything like it before.I hope that someone on here can give some input to it for you as it deserves recognition! ;D
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Re: Sowerby butter dish with elephant handle.
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 07:00:36 PM »
Wow not seen one before as well as the lidded swan butter dish I have had a lidded butterfly dsih I also believe was made by Sowerby

Roy


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Re: Sowerby butter dish with elephant handle.
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 05:14:22 PM »
Thank you for your comments any more info anywhere please?


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Re: Sowerby butter dish with elephant handle.
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011, 05:10:11 PM »
Hi I was hoping this would be an easy one to ID. I would guess sowerby.


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Re: Sowerby butter dish with elephant handle.
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2011, 05:41:21 PM »
Why Sowerby?


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Re: Sowerby butter dish with elephant handle.
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2011, 12:11:26 AM »
Because it is the same size and shape of the Sowerby dish that have the swan handle on the top.


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Re: Sowerby butter dish with elephant handle.
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2011, 09:48:21 AM »
Of course it's Sowerby.   Not only because it's the same dish under the lid as the other butter dishes, and because of the elephants, but because of the same leaflike patterned panel on the two sizes of flower bowl and the jug.   From memory I think the elephants on the equally rare tray are similar.

Because of the way Sowerby always numbered their patterns, we also know the pattern number of this butter dish.   It's No. 2614.

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Re: Sowerby butter dish with elephant handle.
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2011, 11:40:15 AM »
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Of course it's Sowerby.
Is there documentary evidence? I'm not disputing it, just wondering where the evidence is. There are a fair number of other items that I suspect might be Sowerby but I can't find any evidence

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the same leaflike patterned panel on the two sizes of flower bowl and the jug.
These seem to have escaped my notice too. Any pictures?


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Re: Sowerby butter dish with elephant handle.
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2011, 10:47:43 AM »
Christine — Of course there's no known documentary evidence.   If there had been any we'd have known about the butter dish, wouldn't we?

It took me two minutes to find two 2614 pictures.   One was in the obvious book, and the other in the obvious website.

And why isolate documentary evidence?   I would have thought that with your experience you would appreciate that the great strength of the GMB is that all evidence is evaluated and utilised, often coming to the conclusion that we don't know.   An enormous and most welcome improvement from the situation only a decade or two ago.

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