Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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butter plate
  • Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory, manufacturer
    active since 1775
  • butter plate, 1954
  • Flora Danica pattern
  • Where object was made: Denmark
  • porcelain, paint, gilding
  • Object Diameter: 17.2 cm
    Object Diameter: 6 3/4 in
  • Bequest of Helen Foresman Spencer
  • Not on display
  • 1982.0200.08

Butter plate with gold, small-pointed edge and a purple floral design (Viola umbrosa Fr., aka Viola selkirkii Pursh ex Goldie, commonly known as Selkirk's violet and great-spurred violet) in the center.