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Butter stamp


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First quarter 20th Century

  • £136
  • €163 Euro
  • $186 US Dollar


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Cherry wood butter stamp. The decorative motif consists of four columns of linked diamond-shaped carvings.

Length 12,5 cm – Width 6 cm – Height 3 cm.

Many different types of wooden tools were created in the Alpine communities for shaping and/or marking butter. Carved molds, seals and rollers could easily transfer decorative motifs to such a soft material. Maple and fruitwood were the preferred materials because they did not transfer any sort of aroma to the butter. Boxwood, though more difficult to sculpt, was also appreciated. The most common decorative motifs include purely geometric designs, religious symbols, naturalistic forms (animals, flowers, hearts) and territorial references (heraldic emblems).


First quarter 20th Century

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Bibliotheca Culinaria began as a specialized publisher providing books to Italy's professional chefs. Our curiosity regarding culinary history led to an interest in material culture and the many tools and objects that relate to agriculture, cooking, and dining.

We've assisted restaurants, pastry shops, and hotels in locating unusual items for their decor and are always delighted to add to a collection of kitchenalia. We welcome the challenge of assembling groups of objects for maximum visual impact. Our stock, largely Italian and French in origin, encompasses a range of materials and eras from Alpine treen to French majolica, from copper pots to Murano glass.

We find objects that display signs of use to be particularly eloquent. Handling them, we are reminded of the lasting impact of simple quotidian gestures and they return us to the particular convivial atmosphere of past times.

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