This kitchen tool was used to'pat' the butter into pottery containers. Hand forged butter patters were made in both short versions for pressing butter into small storage containers and also with long handles to be used when filling a large tub of butter. Formed from just one piece of hand wrought iron by a blacksmith.
This is quite long measuring 13-5/8" long and 1-5/8" across the wide thin flat blade. This was acquired from an important fine collection of primitive cooking tools. This butter patter was used as an illustration in George Neumann's book'Early American Antique Country Furnishings' and can be seen on page 206, item #902. Not just one that looks similar to the one illustrated, or near identical, but the exact item shown in the illustration of this book.
We've been fortunate in acquiring several other rare early Colonial American items from this same collection that were also used in illustrating that book. An early kitchen tool, in excellent condition.
13-5/8" long - 1-5/8" across the blade. The item "RARE Antique BUTTER SCOOP Forged Iron c. 1740 Illustrated in George Neumann Book" is in sale since Thursday, February 21, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives". The seller is "blackbuggyantiques" and is located in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.