A Butter Stamp is a device for stamping designs onto a block of warm butter. They came with the colonists from Northern Europe where they were used for centuries. Typically, they are made of wood, hand carved stamp with a lathe turned cup. They can be a box like mold, paddle, cup and plunger or stamp shape. The most popular carved designs were farm-related themes of animals, fruits, grains, symbols of sun and stars. Each group also added Ethnic themes to their molds. By the end of the 19th Century, they were mass produced.
Offering an round, carved,wooden butter stamp with plunger,measuring 3.75 x 2.5". Stamp has a stylized center strawberry with extended leaves on the top and chip carved border. It is circa 19th Century. The stamp is in excellent condition with honest wear.