Dating back to the days before refrigeration, this wheel thrown French butter bell is an attractive, practical way to store butter for those who prefer their butter at room temperature. An inch of water in the bottom seals the butter (stored upside down in the upper "lid" section) off from air and keeps it slightly cool. Glazed with an attractive matte purple/shiny sage green combination. Dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Water should be changed once a week to ensure freshness. 4" tall x 4 1/2 " diameter. *Note*: Base has a crack at the rim which does not impact functionality. Due to this imperfection the price is discounted.