Rare Antique Late Victorian Extra Large Carved Treen Butter Stamp Depicting 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 grazing in a meadow.
In a rarely seen extra large size, this 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, one of these is on the side of the mould and has come through to the face of the stamp about 1cm in length. However, this is to be expected with a piece of this age and is now very stable. There is also one old worm hole, which has long gone, but this nonetheless been treated for assurances.
Width, 12.5cm; Height, 10cm
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