Vintage Primitive Large Size Plunger Type Butter Mold Beautiful Stylized Flower or Pinwheel Design
Description: A beautiful vintage large size turned wood or wooden butter mold. This plunger type mold has an engraving of a stylized flower or pinwheel with a plain circle around it. The print disk has a band border beyond the plain circle surrounding the design. The wooden case of the mold is plain and is inwards sloped having a grooved circle in the center and a flat to. The plunger itself is rod-shaped with a small knob on top. The rod has thread at the bottom to screw into the disk with the design. The plunger rod protrudes from the top of the case. The entire piece is made of lathe-turned wood having a nice light coloring. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely early to mid 1900's.
Origin: Purchased in an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The print itself measures ~3 5/8" in diameter, the mold measures ~4 1/2" in diameter at the bottom and is about 6 1/2" in height, when fully extended. The piece weighs about 11 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Very interesting and well made butter mold with a nice and unusual design. A nice large butter mold, which would make a nice addition to your collection.
Condition: The piece is in good original condition. It has a very obvious age crack to the case and another to the print itself. These happened naturally and do not distract from the beauty and quality of the piece. In addition, the case has a dark staining on the to and edge of the case which is obvious on the onside of the case. The piece is solid, all there and have no repairs. It has general wear and soiling commensurate with its age and use. Please see photos to appreciate its beauty and for additional condition information.
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