Butter mold

Object Number: 
Z.1896a-d
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 19.7 x 19 cm )
Description: 
Cube shaped wooden butter mold with corners mortised and held with removable pegs (now missing); diamond with incurving sides inscribed in a circle carved on two inner faces, six-petaled flower inscribed in circle carved on third face, and "X" motif carved on fourth face.
Gallery Label: 
This mold originally had a cover, most likely pyramid shaped. Marks carved on corresponding corners (XX, XX, >
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group