Antique Victorian Carved English Treen Butter Stamp with Floral Decoration – Likely Sunflower
This is a quality piece of antique treen kitchenalia dating from the nineteenth Century, with a beautifully carved floral design, which appears to be a sunflower.
This small sized hardwood butter stamp or butter mould/mold is rich in colour, with the carving of a sunflower and leaves in exquisite detail. The carving is even more impressive given the relative small size of the stamp. Unusually, it also features two border patterns, making for a particularly impressive stamp.
Antique butter stamps look lovely displayed as part of a kitchenalia collection. They are also excellent used in the modern kitchen as biscuit stamps. They work particularly well on shortbread.
The butter print is in excellent overall condition, with a rich colour to the wood. The stamp is carved from one piece of wood, with the handle an integral part of the piece. There is an old split at the top of the handle and a filled hole. However, neither of these affect the integrity of the piece or affect the carved face in any way.
Width, 7cm; Height, 6cm
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