Antique Deep Carved Wood Primitive Butter Print Stylized Thistle Decoration Knob Like Handle
Description: A beautiful antique lathe turned wood wooden butter print. The butter print, which is made of a single piece of wood is decorated with a deep carved stylized thistle flower design. The print has a large flat surface with a deep carved design of the thistle surrounded by large leaves on either side. The design is framed in triple incised lines along the edge of the print. The print has a knob like handle on top. The entire piece appears to be made of a single piece of softwood. See pages 138-139 in Paul Kinding'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 carefully as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Mid to late-1800's.
Origin: Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~4 1/4" in diameter at the design part and is ~3 1/8" high.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Very interesting antique butter print with a nice and rather well done design.
Condition: The piece is in excellent condition given its age and utilitarian function. It has no repairs, cracks, or losses. It has general wear, scratches, and soiling commensurate with its age and use. Please see photos to appreciate its beauty and condition.