Antique Wooden Butter ‘Dollop’ Or Stamp – Circa Late 1800 / 1900s

Minimum Donation €65.00

Butter stamps were used in country manor houses, farms and city kitchens, centuries ago – in those days probably by the kitchen maids! – to ‘improve’ the appearance of what was often the home produced butter being served to family and guests. This is a wonderful example of one which has not been over cleaned, thereby retaining its original patina and therefore attraction and value for collectors. With thistle stamp H:9.5 (to top of ‘handle’ x D:7cm

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First the cows were milked, the butter ‘churned’ and patted into shape by the dairymaid, before being stamped with the family crest or using moulds depicting flowers etc. Although this tradition lost favour when mass produced pats of butter became available in supermarkets, there are still families living in the countryside who continue the tradition. A great piece to add to a collection of Kitchenalia, or simply have on display in a classic or contemporary interior, where it provides an interesting ‘talking point’

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Weight 0.6 kg