Umbria Butter Dish - 17 cm x 9.5 cm - Handcrafted in Italy - Pewter

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This gorgeous butter dish, the smaller of a set of two, is handcrafted from pure pewter by Italian craftsmen to create this gorgeous butter dish which looks both substantial and stylish upon a dining table or on a countertop. Pewter, due to its poor heat conductivity, keeps the butter within cool, and promises the indulgence of the age-old golden smooth taste of butter - so much more wholesome than processed margarine!

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Butter has always symbolised good living, prosperity and wholesomeness across the millennia and across the planet, whether made from camel, water buffalo or cows milk. Butter is mentioned in the Bible, and is often described as a food fit for the Gods and as protection against evil spirits.

Butter storage has presented problems throughout history and differing climates, but one thing that has remained constant is the need to keep butter covered, whether that is packing it in barrels or crocks, or wrapping it in leaves or paper.  Butter achieved luxury status by the 19th Century as a result of its cost and perishability, and therefore it had to be served in a vessel special enough to befit the honour of holding such revered culinary golden indulgence and status. The Cosi Tabellini Umbria butter dish combines both aesthetic and functional requirements to produce a lovely addition to any kitchen or dining room.

This classic butter dish has a larger version, suitable for larger households, or occasions when more butter will be consumed.

Size: 17 cm x 9.5 cm x Height 5.5 cm

Weight: 720 g

Materials Used: Pewter

Ref: CT0114001

Designers: Alberto Tabellini & David Reiss

100% Lead Free

All Cosi Tabellini Pewter is 100% lead-free, so it is totally food & drink safe, and is both EU and US FDA approved.


Cosi Tabellini pieces come gift-boxed with a guarantee card and instructions on how to care for pewter.

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