Souvenir Butter Dish

Production date
1930s
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Object detail

Description
Butter dish consisting of lid and base, made of fine bone china with orange and green gold pearlescent glaze on upper surface. The lid features hand coloured image of the Border Gates between Queensland and New South Wales looking towards Flagstaff Hill. The Tweed Heads twin gates are visible.
Classification
CH classification TOURISM
CH classification CIVIC MEMENTOES Souvenirs Ceramics
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food & Drink Consumption Crockery butter dish
Production date
1930s
Production place
Media/Materials description
glazed ceramic
Signature/Marks
THE BORDER GATES, Q'LAND AND N.S.W
"[image of crown] / VICTORIA / Czechoslovikia / HU"
BOHEMIA
History and use
This butter dish, a souvenir of the Border Gates at Coolangatta. A double border gate was established in 1904 at Coolangatta along the existing border fence and operated well into the twentieth century.

This dish is part of a collection of ceramic souvenir items held by the museum, dated from the 1920s to the 1960s, showing that most areas of Queensland have been promoted. Most of the souvenir items depict features locally regarded as important or symbolic. The use of souvenirs is widespread and relies on both local and international manufacturers for supply, sometimes from the most unlikely places. This dish for example was made in Czechoslovakia in the 1930s.
Associated person
Registration number
H28564

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