Large Antique Victorian Carved Treen Butter Mould Decorated with a Grazing Cow
This is a quality piece of antique treen kitchenalia dating from the late nineteenth Century, with rarely seen beautifully detailed carving of a cow by a gate in a meadow.
This large sized hardwood butter stamp or butter mould has a lovely warm patina and feel to it, with the carving of a cow in a meadow in lovely detail.
The carvings on stamps like these often denoted the type of farm the butter came from. Unsurprisingly, a cow signified a predominantly dairy farm.
Antique butter stamps look lovely displayed as part of a kitchenalia collection. And they are also good to use as biscuit stamps; they work particularly well on shortbread.
The butter print is in good condition considering its age. The main signs of wear are through a number of light age cracks on the piece. As shown in the photographs, the wood has split in one area but this is old and the whole stamp is very stable and perfectly usable. This piece has also worn lightly over time, but this has created a lovely mellow tone and feel to the piece.
Width, 10cm; Height, 9.5cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £23 maximum depending on location.