This Charming Whale Dish Will Keep Butter at the Perfect Temperature

Whale Butter Dish

Trying to spread cold, refrigerated butter can be a challenge. That's why many opt to keep their butter stored in a dish, so it's always ready for spreading. Rather than settling for just any design however, Japanese artist Akira Yoshimura made a butter dish that is full of whimsy. Modeled after a whale, this serveware is as cute as it is functional.

Each Whale Butter Dish is produced in Takaoka—a Japanese city that is known for its metalwork—in collaboration with manufacturer Sanomasa. These accessories are made from sand-cast aluminum with a small brass detail at the water spouting from the whale's blowhole, which serves as the handle for the lid.

An average stick of butter fits perfectly on the bottom tray. When the two aluminum pieces of the dish are slotted together, protecting the butter, it looks as though a whale swallowed the fatty food whole. Not only is this amusing to look at, but the design and material also ensures that the butter remains at the perfect temperature. Meaning, that you can keep the dish out on the table all day long for convenience.

You can purchase this creative butter dish for $190 via Spoon & Tamago.

The Whale Butter Dish is the perfect addition to any kitchen.

Whale Butter Dish

It is made of sand-cast aluminum and produced in Takaoka, Japan—a city famous for its metalwork.

Whale Butter Dish

The butter dish keeps butter at the perfect temperature all day long.

Whale Butter Dish

Whale Butter Dish

Spoon & Tamago Store: Website
Akira Yoshimura: Website
h/t: [Spoon & Tamago]

All images via Spoon & Tamago.

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
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