A delightfully rustic old French hand-carved vintage or antique dairy butter mould.
This mould would have been used in the dairy for forming the butter pats ready for the table once the butter was churned from milk.
The construction is simple and quite primitive, the base is carved with floral decoration so the butter would look pretty when it was turned out. Two curved sides are hinged at one end and are held in place with a hook and eye catch which is released to allow removal of the pat once formed and chilled.
Size approx Length 24cm, width 12.5cm, height 5cm.
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