Fredrick Paget on tue 24 jun 03
Yes , my wife has one of these given to her by an old friend, On the
bottom it is plainly marked with a decal:
Fresh and Creamy
Butter Bell TM (that TM is the trademark sign)
C/o 2000 L. Tremain, Inc
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED+MADE IN CHINA
It is cast in what looks like porcelain and is hand painted by
Chinese ladies who are trained as artists in school to do this kind
of work. It is high quality work.
It looks like it was cast in 3 pieces and the bell is stuck to the
cover with clear glue since there are no stilt marks on it and there
is no way to hold it in the kiln unless they fired the parts and put
them together afterwards.
>Apparently a particular organization has managed to get trademark rights to
>the (seemingly generic) term "butter bell" for their commercial product.
>They didn't take kindly to little ol' me borrowing their name. Not at all.
>Regards - Lurkin' Lee
From Fred Paget, Marin County, California, USA
Kevin & Lee Daniels on tue 24 jun 03
Lee Daniels here, lurker and maker of one of the butter dishes listed in
Paul's post below.
If you are going to make this type of butter dish and advertise it in any
way, watch out. I made the mistake of using the term "butter bell" for my
piece because my research on the internet indicated that this is the term
most often used to describe this type of butter dish. Bad idea.
Apparently a particular organization has managed to get trademark rights to
the (seemingly generic) term "butter bell" for their commercial product.
They didn't take kindly to little ol' me borrowing their name. Not at all.
So be careful. You too could have the unpleasant experience of an email or
two from these guys.
Regards - Lurkin' Lee
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Brinkmann"
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2003 1:56 PM
Subject: Re: Butter "Bowl"
> Like so many of you out there, I was really interested in seeing a
> of these butter dishes. Many had described what they looked like, but
> didn;t satisfy my.
> Found two good web sites, with pictures:
> No 1 --
> No 2 -- http://www.hermans-keramik.de/bd01.htm
> German page)
> I have made one, but havent fired it yet. Paul
> Brinkmann, San Antonio, Texas On the other side of the Alamo.
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