An American Silver Butter Dish And Cover, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, Retailed By N. Harding & Co. Boston, circa 1865
the oval dish with guilloche border and panel-form handles flanked by openwork foliage, the high stepped domed cover mounted on both sides with profile medallions flanked by engraved formal folaige, the finial modeled as a lion rampant and shield engraved M.A.D, interior fitted with removable plated liner
base of dish with maker's and retailer's marks
length 10 1/2 in.
19oz 8dwt excluding liner