Antique Deep Carved Wood Primitive Butter Print Wheat Sheaf 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 wheat sheaf design. The print has a large flat surface with a deep carved design of wheat sheaf surrounded by plants on either side. The design is framed in double incised lines and the edge of the print is decorated with a toothed design. The print has a knob like handle on top. The entire piece appears to be made of a softwood. See page 159 in Paul Kinding's book "Butter Prints and Molds" Published by Schiffer Publishing Limited of West Chester PA in 1986 for a similar example. Please carefully review the photos carefully as they are part and parcel of our description.
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 nice 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. It also has developed a nice warm age patina which makes it look great. Please see photos to appreciate its beauty and condition.
In Closing: Nice antique butter print having a nice warm dark patina, which would make a nice addition to your collection.