Vintage 1950s Universal Ballerina Moss Rose Covered Butter Dish
BALLERINA LENDS ITSELF - BLENDS ITSELF - TO REFLECT YOUR WAY OF LIFE... (FROM A 1950s UNIVERSAL BALLERINA ADVERTISEMENT)
In the early 1950s, Universal Pottery introduced their Ballerina line - a graceful, elegant dishware collection that came in a variety of designer solids and florals so that buyers could mix and match pieces with ease and confidence.
Made in Cambridge, Ohio the Ballerinas were a beautiful addition to the kitchen. Offering fade-proof designs thanks to their Permacel glazing, this special glaze technique meant that designs would never wash away or fade or scratch off with frequent use. True to their nature, these Permacel dishes have withstood the test of time with aplomb - making them look practically as brand new now as the day they were first purchased over seventy years ago.
It's hard to find vintage butter dishes of any pattern these days let alone the Moss Rose pattern, so its a special thrill to bring this serving piece to the shop. In gorgeous condition, it features a beautiful pink and green rose pattern on the top and sides of the lid and is stamped with the ballerina dancer logo on the bottom of the base.
Especially great for butter storage in the fridge or the cupboard and lovely for outdoor eating to keep the flies away, butter dishes are one of those long-standing compliments to vintage serving pieces that are still so useful today.
- Colors include ballet pink, evergreen, salmon, cherry, spring green and pale grey
- Two-piece set includes base and lid
- Stamped on bottom with maker's mark
In gorgeous vintage condition. There are no chips, cracks, crazing or staining on either piece. Please see photos.
The butter dish measures 8.25" inches (length) x 4.25" inches (width) x 2.25" inches (height) and fits 1/4 lb of butter in stick form and weighs just under 1lb.
Look for more Moss Rose pattern pieces here.