Small oval dish
1-5/8 in x 3-1/2 in x 3 in
Silver lusterware (earthenware)
Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp
Ex coll. H Rodney Sharp
This little molded dish, decorated with vertical ribs around the body and a gentle scalloping around the rim, has a silver lusterware glaze over an earthenware body. The small size of the dish suggests that it might have been used for salt or a similar condiment. Salt corrodes silver, making this similar-looking vessel an appropriate substitute.