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Butter mold

Butter mold
Title
Butter mold
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.
Object Number 
Z.1896a-d
Gallery Label 
This mold originally had a cover, most likely pyramid shaped. Marks carved on corresponding corners (XX, XX, ><, and \ /) serve as guides for proper assembly.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group