Old antique French rustic oval boat shape carved wooden butter mould pat press with floral motif

Shipping to United States: $38.88
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A delightfully rustic old French hand-carved antique dairy butter mould with chippy carved floral motif to impress the design onto the butter.
Size approx Length 34cm, width 9.5cm, height 4cm.
This item is made in two pieces, the upper is carved and shaped from one single piece of timber, with smooth curved lines to the front and to the handle, and the carved base plate has then been joined to the upper with dowel peg joints. It is in good antique condition, with crisp and well finished carving. There is a smattering of old, dead worm holes. If you are concerned about food hygiene and you wish to use the item, it can be boiled to sterilise it.
This item would have been made by the farmhands in the atelier on the farm where it was to be used in the dairy. They used local timbers cut from the fields and primitive hand lathes and tools to produce everything the farm needed, from the smallest items such as dairy spoons right up to gates, fences, doors and even barn buildings. This butter mould probably dates from the 19th century.

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