Antique Deep Carved Wood Primitive Butter Print Cow Standing Decoration Knob Shaped Handle
Description: A beautiful antique carved wood wooden butter print. The butter print, which is made of a single piece of wood is decorated with a deep carved cow standing on all four with plants in front of it and 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 Kinding's book "Butter Prints and Molds" Published by Schiffer Publishing Limited of West Chester PA in 1986 for a similar examples. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~3 7/8" in diameter at the design part and is ~2 3/4" high. The print weighs ~3 ounces.
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 having a nice warm dark patina, which would make a great addition to your collection.
Condition: The piece is in very good condition given its age and utilitarian function. It has no repairs, but has a long (~2 1/4") age crack in the middle of the design. It also has general wear, scratches, some losses along the edge, additional small and short surface age cracks, some soiling, and a couple of stains commensurate with its age and use. It also has developed a nice warm age patina which makes it look great. Please see photos to appreciate its beauty and for additional condition information.
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