Butter mold

Butter mold
Butter mold
Title
Butter mold
Date 
ca. 1750
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 1 in. ( 23.5 x 11.4 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Paddle form treenware butter mold; rectangular stamp carved with a geometric pattern with a six-pointed star in the center; the reverse is carved with a name and a date.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1582
Marks 
carved: into back of mold: "1758/M:MENT/IETH"
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group