Antique French fired earthenware stoneware faiselle mould cheese strainer

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Wonderful rustic stoneware Faiselle mould or cheese strainer from Northern France.
This vintage or antique cheese strainer dates probably from the Nineteenth century. It is handmade and rustic, with a soft pale red terracotta earthenware saltglazed body. It would have been used in the farm dairy to strain the curds and form the cheese, usually with a muslin liner.
This rustic country-made item has hand pierced holes in vertical lines on the sides and further holes in the base.
This example is in good antique condition with no chips to the rim or cracks or crazing. The rim does have scratching and wear to the glaze which is common in these salt glazed items which were well used in the domestic setting. The base has three little feet and stands sturdily on a surface.

These little moulds make fantastic planters for your spring bulbs, and they also great for tealights, allowing the candlelight to spill out through the holes.

Size approx diameter 16cm and height 10cm

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