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1870s Deep Chip Carved Wood Butter Print Standing Cow Design Knob Shaped Handel

  • $ 177.77

Description: A beautiful antique turned and chip carved wood wooden butter print. The butter print, which is made of a single piece of wood, has the very desirable design of the cow. It is decorated with a deep carved cow standing on all four with plants in front of it, a tree behind it, and tree branches above it. The print has a round flat surface with a deep carved design of the cow, which is framed with an incised line while the edge of the print is decorated with a toothed design. The cow has horns and an udder as well as a tail, very interesting details. The print has a knob like handle on top. The entire piece appears to be made of a single piece of softwood. See page 161 figure V-328 and page 163 figure V-338 in Paul Kindig's book "Butter Prints and Molds" Published by Schiffer Publishing Limited of West Chester PA in 1986 for similar examples. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: Ca. 1870s.

Origin: Southeastern Pennsylvania. 

Size: Measures ~3 1/2" in diameter at the design part and is ~3 1/8" high. The print weighs ~2 ounces. 

Maker: Unknown. 

Marks: Unmarked. 

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Very good antique butter print with a nice and rather well executed design. A nice antique butter print, which would make a great addition to your collection. 

Condition: The piece is in good condition given its age and utilitarian function. It has no cracks or repairs. It also has general wear, with loss of the some of the tooth design along the edge of the print. The piece has some soiling and dark patina commensurate with its age and use, which makes it look great. Please see photos to appreciate its beauty and for additional condition information. 

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