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Cheese Dome

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Cheese Dome

Attributed to: Adams & Co. (active Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1851-1891)

Date: 1875-1891
Medium: Pressed glass
Overall: 6 1/4 × 7 1/16in. (15.9 × 17.9cm)
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object number: 77.103
Label Text
“The usual mode of serving cheese at good tables is to cut a small quantity of it into neat square pieces, and to put them into a glass cheese-dish, this dish being handed round.”
--Mrs. Isabella Beeton, Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management, 1859.

“Ladies seldom take cheese at dinner parties, or wine at dessert. Cheese is eaten with a fork, and not with a knife.”
--Sensible Etiquette, 1878.