A heavy, early, exceptionally fine, example of this form of American butter dish.
The lid of this butter dish is finely decorated with engine-turning around three circular cartouches, two of which are engraved with scenes, and the third with the monogram.
Marked with the Gorham logo used between 1848 and 1865
The diameter is 6 7/8 inches
The height is 6 inches
The weight is 23.2 Troy ounces