Offered here, is a unique 19th century Primitive Butter Stamp with a Double Wheat Sheaf design and Bell-Shape Metal Handle/Plunger. I’ve seen butter presses with bracketed metal plungers but never one like this: leading me to believe that the handle is not original to the block and that at one time, the block was typically framed and boxed out with a wooden plunger. With much use, the handle likely broke or became detached and lost, but the block, still being a usable item and with people not being a throw-away society back then, dad or grandpa improvised by adding a new metal handle. The handle is sturdily bolted down to the old wooden butter stamp. Item is clean and in age-related condition. And although some might consider using it to stamp butter or the tops of cookies (it is still a usable item), it also lends itself to double as a candleholder. It’s just the right size for a tea light when resting on the block: turn it upside down and the metal handle/plunger becomes a pedestal base to display the carved wheat sheaves. Personally, I would use it decoratively or with a tea light. I like it. It’s an interesting and unique piece of ‘in the kitchen’ history. Sales tax must be collected for buyers living in or picking up in New York State. Local tax rate applies.
Primitive Double Wheat Sheaves Butter Stamp