These delightful wooden butter prints from the early Victorian era would have added a touch of farmhouse flair to your butter! Carved with love and care, they were usually crafted from fine-grained wood like sycamore, lime, or holly.
Butter prints allowed homemakers to shape and decorate their freshly churned butter into elegant, decorative forms, adding sophistication to the dining tables. These butter moulds not only served a functional purpose but also reflected the Victorian era's penchant for refinement and aesthetics in even the most mundane aspects of daily life.
The designs could feature floral motifs or even suitably pastoral scenes. Some flaunted prize-winning animals, while others bore sheaves of wheat, reflecting the region they hailed from. The idea was simple but clever: before you sold your butter, you'd give it a special mark for ease of customer identification. Ours features a cow and wheatsheaf design.
So, as you spread some lovely butter on your morning toast, think of the hardworking farmers and craftsmen of the past, leaving their mark on a delicious slice of history.
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