Butter molds have been widely used in Europe for centuries and in America since the mid-18th century. Unique molds have traditionally been used by the butter maker to identify their product or as a form of food decoration for the early colonial dinner table. Over the years, butter presses have become popular decorative elements for display in traditional kitchens. Yellow Garage dealer Critter Run Antiques presents a 19th Century hand carved rooster wooden butter mold\press. The carved rooster is highly detailed yet exhibits the qualities of a folk art style carver. Age has endowed the wood with a beautiful mellow patina. The mold measures 6 1\2” to the top of the handle and the mold has a 2 3\4” diameter. Overall the mold is in very good condition with wear commensurate to age and use. Collectors will cherish this unusual rooster butter press\mold as a centerpiece of their collection.