Wonderful Early American Pattern Glass Butter dish in a striking golden Amber.
The maker and date are undetermined. There is a butter dish matching this one on eapgpatterns.com identified as Elson's no. 90 circa 1877. Other EAPG experts have told me that this is not Elson's, but a similar pattern by an unknown maker. Looking at that pattern in Welker's, I agree.
This came from an estate with a creamer and spooner. All three have the hobnails and the discs, but the creamer and spooner also have bars. The two additional pieces also have bars between the hobs, and do resemble Elson's 90, with the addition of the row of discs. Any additional information on this pattern would be most welcome.
This butter dish measures 7 1/4 inches across and is 4 1/2 inches tall. It is in great condition. I can find no damage at all to the lid. On the base flange, there is one area where there is a tiny bit of roughness. Under magnification it looks like 3 or 4 very tiny pin-point spots. The base ring has 2 very shallow nicks, the largest being about 1/16 wide and 1/4 inch long.
There are some in-the-making flaws. It looks like some of the hobs were not formed with enough glass and they are hollow. On the outer rows on one side of the lid they look more like volcanoes than mountains. Please see photos.