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Georg Jensen Stainless 'Prism' Matt Butter Spreader
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen stainless 'Prism' matt butter spreader. Measures 16.3 cm / 6 27/64 in.
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Stainless Steel

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Cactus Butter Spreader No 046
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver cactus butter spreader #046. Measures: 15.5 cm / 6 7/64 in.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Art Deco Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Continental Sterling Silver Butter Spreader No 046
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen continental sterling silver butter spreader No 046. Measures 16 cm / 6 19/64 in.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Art Deco Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Acanthus Sterling Silver Butter Spreader No 046
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen acanthus sterling silver butter spreader No 046. Measures: 15 cm / 5 29/32 in.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Linenfold by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader FH
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader 6" in the pattern Linenfold by Tiffany. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Regent by Tiffany & Co. Silverplate Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Silver plate flat handle butter spreader 5 1/2" in the pattern Regent by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Foxhead by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver butter spreader flat handle 5 7/8" in the pattern Foxhead by Tiffany & Co.. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed! ...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Chrysanthemum Vermeil by Tiffany Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Hh 6"
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle butter spreader 6" in the pattern Chrysanthemum vermeil (gold) by Tiffany & Co.. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfacti...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Linenfold by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Butter Spreader Hollow Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle butter spreader 6 1/4" in the pattern Linenfold by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader FH
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle Butter spreader 5 3/4" in the pattern Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (although not showing in stock photo; monos vary) and is in excelle...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Marquise by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader 6" in the pattern Marquise by Tiffany. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Salem by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Hollow Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle butter spreader 6" in the pattern Salem by Tiffany & Co.. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Renaissance by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Figural
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader 6 1/8" in the pattern Renaissance by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Provence by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader 6" in the pattern Provence by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Bamboo by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader 5 1/4" in the pattern bamboo by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!   
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader, 6" in the pattern Olympian by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Padova by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader 6 1/8" in the pattern Padova by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Palmette by Tiffany & Co. Rare Copper Sample Butter Spreader FH 6 1/4"
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Rare copper sample flat handle butter spreader one of a kind 6 1/4" in the pattern Palmette by Tiffany & Co.. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfactio...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Copper

Chrysanthemum Vermeil by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader FH 5 3/4"
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader 5 3/4" in the pattern Chrysanthemum vermeil (completely gold washed) by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition....
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Clinton by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Clinton by Tiffany & Co. sterling silver flat handle butter spreader, measures: 5 7/8". It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Cordis by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Hollow Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle butter spreader 6 1/2" in the pattern Cordis by Tiffany. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Windham by Tiffany Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Hollow Handle Paddle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle butter spreader paddle 6" in the pattern Windham by Tiffany and Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Cordis by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader 6" in the pattern Cordis by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Century by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader 6 1/8" in the pattern century by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Harlequin by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader 6" in the pattern Harlequin by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Faneuil by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle Butter spreader 5 7/8" in the pattern Faneuil by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Colonial by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader, 5 7/8" in the pattern Colonial by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Salem by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader, 5 3/4" in the pattern Salem by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Castilian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader, 6" in the pattern Castilian by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Hamilton Aka Gramercy by Tiffany Sterling Butter Spreader HH Paddle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle butter spreader paddle blade 6 1/8" in the pattern Hamilton AKA Gramercy by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% s...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Provence by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader HH Paddle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle butter spreader paddle 6" in the pattern Provence by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Windham by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle all sterling butter spreader 6" in the pattern Windham by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Palm by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader 6" in the pattern Palm by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Hampton by Tiffany Sterling Silver Butter Spreader HH Applied "H" Mono
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle butter spreader with applied "H" mono in the pattern Hampton by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Measure: 6" 100% satis...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Chrysanthemum by Tiffany Sterling Silver Butter Spreader FH with Flowers
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader with flowers on blade 5 7/8" in the pattern Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% sa...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Whittier by Tiffany & Co. Silver Plate Butter Spreader Flat Handle Pointed
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Silver plate flat handle butter spreader pointed 6 1/2" in the pattern Whittier by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Silver Plate

San Lorenzo by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader, 6" in the pattern San Lorenzo by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Richelieu by Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Hollow Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle butter spreader 6" in the pattern Richelieu by Tiffany & Co.. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction guar...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Reeded Edge by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader, 6" in the pattern reeded Edge by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Florentine by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader 5 7/8" in the pattern Florentine by Tiffany and Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed! ...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Broom Corn by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Flat Handle Butter Spreader
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader 6" in the pattern broom corn by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monograms vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guara...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Beekman by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader FH with Nobs
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader with nobs 6" in the pattern Beekman by Tiffany, AKA Tiffany. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

English King by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader, 5 3/4" in the pattern English King by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Richelieu by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader, 5 7/8" in the pattern Richelieu by Tiffany and Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Castilian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Butter Spreader HH Pistol
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle with stainless paddle blade, butter spreader with pistol grip, 6 1/8". It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Hamilton aka Gramercy by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader 6" in the pattern Hamilton as known as Gramercy by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guar...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Feather Edge by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader 5 7/8" in the pattern feather edge by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Persian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader, 6 1/8" in the pattern Persian by Tiffany and Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Copper

Flemish by Tiffany and Co Sterling Butter Spreader Flat Handle Antique
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader, 6" in the pattern Flemish by Tiffany and Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

King William by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Butter Spreader HHWS Pistol
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle with stainless blade butter spreader with pistol grip, paddle blade 6" in the pattern King William by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in exce...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Beekman by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Butter Spreader FH No Nobs
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader No Nobs 6" in the pattern Beekman by Tiffany - formerly Tiffany . It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction gua...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Linenfold by Tiffany & Co. Butter Spreader Flat Handle Rare Copper Sample
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Butter spreader flat handle rare tiffany copper sample one of a kind 6" in the pattern Linenfold by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisf...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Copper

Lap over Edge Plain by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader 5 7/8" in the pattern Lap Over Edge Plain by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guara...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Saint Dunstan by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader, 6" in the pattern Saint Dunstan by Tiffany and Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Shell and Thread Vermeil by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader HH
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle with stainless blade butter spreader 6" in the pattern shell and thread vermeil by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. ...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Vine by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle with Poppy
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader with poppy, 6" in the pattern vine by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

San Lorenzo by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Hollow Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle with stainless blade butter spreader, 6" in the pattern San Lorenzo by Tiffany and Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% Sati...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

King William by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle AS
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader all sterling 6" in the pattern King William AKA antique by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% sati...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Shell and Thread by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader HH Paddle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle with stainless blade butter spreader, paddle 6" in the pattern shell and thread by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. ...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

Shell and Thread by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Butter Spreader FH
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader, 5 3/4" in the pattern shell and thread by Tiffany and Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction Guara...
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20th Century Vintage Butter Spreader

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Sterling Silver

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Vintage Butter Spreader For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal vintage butter spreader for your home. Each vintage butter spreader for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, silver and sterling silver. There are many kinds of the vintage butter spreader you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A vintage butter spreader made by Art Deco designers — as well as those associated with Art Nouveau — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one vintage butter spreader that is appealing in its simplicity, but Tiffany & Co., Georg Jensen and Christofle produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Vintage Butter Spreader?

The average selling price for a vintage butter spreader at 1stDibs is $89, while they’re typically $39 on the low end and $1,434 for the highest priced.

Tiffany & Co. Biography and Important Works

Tiffany & Co. is one of the most prominent purveyors of luxury goods in the United States, and has long been an important arbiter of style in the design of diamond engagement rings. A young Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposed to his future wife, Eleanor, with a Tiffany ring in 1904. Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Astors and members of the Russian imperial family all wore Tiffany & Co. jewels. And Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis preferred Tiffany china for state dinners at the White House.

Although synonymous with luxury today, the firm started out rather modestly. Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young founded it in Connecticut as a “stationery and fancy goods emporium” in 1837, at a time when European imports still dominated the nascent American luxury market. In 1853, Charles Tiffany — who in 1845 had launched the company’s famed catalog, the Blue Book, and with it, the firm’s signature robin’s-egg blue, which he chose for the cover — shifted the focus to fine jewelry. In 1868, Tiffany & Co. gained international recognition when it became the first U.S. firm to win an award for excellence in silverware at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. From then on, it belonged to the pantheon of American luxury brands.

At the start of the Gilded Age, in 1870, Tiffany & Co. opened its flagship store, described as a "palace of jewels" by the New York Times, at 15 Union Square West in Manhattan. Throughout this period, its designs for silver tableware, ceremonial silver, flatware and jewelry were highly sought-after indicators of status and taste. They also won the firm numerous accolades, including the grand prize for silverware at the Paris Exposition of 1878. Among the firm’s glittering creations from this time are masterworks of Art Nouveau jewelry, such as this delicate aquamarine necklace and this lavish plique-à-jour peridot and gold necklace, both circa 1900.

When Charles Lewis Tiffany died, in 1902, his son Louis Comfort Tiffany became the firm’s design director. Under his leadership, the Tiffany silver studio was a de facto design school for apprentice silversmiths, who worked alongside head artisan Edward C. Moore. The firm produced distinctive objects inspired by Japanese art and design, North American plants and flowers, and Native American patterns and crafts, adding aesthetic diversity to Tiffany & Co.’s distinguished repertoire.

Tiffany is also closely associated with diamonds, even lending its name to one particularly rare and exceptional yellow stone. The firm bought the Tiffany diamond in its raw state from the Kimberley mines of South Africa in 1878. Cut to create a 128.54-carat gem with an unprecedented 82 facets, it is one of the most spectacular examples of a yellow diamond in the world. In a broader sense, Tiffany & Co. helped put diamonds on the map in 1886 by introducing the American marketplace to the solitaire diamond design, which is still among the most popular engagement-ring styles. The trademark Tiffany® Setting raises the stone above the band on six prongs, allowing its facets to catch the light. A lovely recent example is this circa-2000 platinum engagement ring. Displaying a different design and aesthetic (but equally chic) is this exquisite diamond and ruby ring from the 1930s.

Finding the Right Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass for You

Your dining room table is a place where stories are shared and personalities shine — why not treat yourself and your guests to the finest antique and vintage glass, silver, ceramics and serveware for your meals?

Just like the people who sit around your table, your serveware has its own stories and will help you create new memories with your friends and loved ones. From ceramic pottery to glass vases, set your table with serving pieces that add even more personality, color and texture to your dining experience.

Invite serveware from around the world to join your table settings. For special occasions, dress up your plates with a striking Imari charger from 19th-century Japan or incorporate Richard Ginori’s Italian porcelain plates into your dining experience. Celebrate the English ritual of afternoon tea with a Japanese tea set and an antique Victorian kettle. No matter how big or small your dining area is, there is room for the stories of many cultures and varied histories, and there are plenty of ways to add pizzazz to your meals.

Add different textures and colors to your table with dinner plates and pitchers of ceramic and silver or a porcelain lidded tureen, a serving dish with side handles that is often used for soups. Although porcelain and ceramic are both made in a kiln, porcelain is made with more refined clay and is more durable than ceramic because it is denser. The latter is ideal for statement pieces — your tall mid-century modern ceramic vase is a guaranteed conversation starter. And while your earthenware or stoneware is maybe better suited to everyday lunches as opposed to the fine bone china you’ve reserved for a holiday meal, handcrafted studio pottery coffee mugs can still be a rich expression of your personal style.

“My motto is ‘Have fun with it,’” says author and celebrated hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran. “It’s yin and yang, high and low, Crate & Barrel with Christofle silver. I like to mix it up — sometimes in the dining room, sometimes on the kitchen banquette, sometimes in the loggia. It transports your guests and makes them feel more comfortable and relaxed.”

Introduce elegance at supper with silver, such as a platter from celebrated Massachusetts silversmith manufacturer Reed and Barton or a regal copper-finish flatware set designed by International Silver Company, another New England company that was incorporated in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1898. By then, Meriden had already earned the nickname “Silver City” for its position as a major hub of silver manufacturing.

At the bar, try a vintage wine cooler to keep bottles cool before serving or an Art Deco decanter and whiskey set for after-dinner drinks — there are many possibilities and no wrong answers for tableware, barware and serveware. Explore an expansive collection of antique and vintage glass, ceramics, silver and serveware today on 1stDibs.