This 19th century carved, hand-held Miniature Butter Mold/Press was found in Virginia but I believe it to be Pennsylvania made. I believe the wood is walnut and is comprised of three pieces; the mold, the press stamp, and the handle which is screwed into the stamp, (although I couldn’t separate the handle from the stamp). The carved Press has a very clean thistle with leaves motif, surrounded by a pie crust type of border. The mold is 2-3/4 inches in diameter by 2-1/4 inches high and the press diameter is 1-3/8 inches. Overall height to the top of press handle is 3-3/4 inches. It has fine patina and is a wonderful example of woodenware used in the 19th century. The stamp and the mold are in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. Sales tax must be collected for buyers living in or picking up in New York State. Local tax rate applies.
19th Century Miniature Butter Mold, Press