Old antique French rustic wooden butter mould with Cockerel carved detail


Shipping to United States: $39.79

A delightfully rustic old French hand-carved vintage or antique dairy butter mould.
This mould would have been used in the dairy for forming the butter pats ready for the table once the butter was churned from milk.
The construction is simple and quite primitive, the base is carved with decoration of a cockerel so the butter would look nice when it was turned out. Two curved, shaped sides are hinged at one end and are held in place with a hook and loop catch which is released to allow removal of the pat once formed and chilled. The base has indents where four metal L pin brackets sit, to keep the base snugly in place.
Size approx Length 22.5cm, width 10cm, height 4.5cm.
This item is in reasonable antique condition, you can see from the photos that there are some old, historic and extinct worm holes in the piece, if you wish to use it and are concerned about hygiene, the item can be boiled to sterilise it.

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***Currently deliveries to the UK are impacted by Brexit paperwork and procedural delays but the situation has eased.

Our items are carefully selected antique and vintage pieces from France and they show the character and charm of years of use. We do not sell new or reproduction items so you can expect to find signs of the age and life that the piece has led. We believe this history adds to the story of an item. Obvious damage and faults will always be mentioned in our descriptions but minor age-related condition issues are not considered a detriment.

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