Butter mold

Butter mold
Title
Butter mold
Date 
1862-1872
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 4 3/8 in. ( 6.4 x 11.1 cm )
Description 
Aqua pressed glass butter mold; disk-shaped with flat-based handle protruding from one side; the other with intaglio design of a bound wheat sheaf between 2 leafy fronds; around the rim are 2 serrated bands.
Object Number 
INV.4002
Marks 
relief: along edge of disk: "1862"
Gallery Label 
This butter mold is identical to one at the Winterthur Museum which has been attributed to M'Kee and Brothers of Pittsburgh. Butter molds were used by farm women to mold butter in one-pound cakes of cylindrical shape, about four inches in diameter.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group