This antique wood butter mold has a traditional lathe turned bell form cup and comes complete with its original plunger and decorative stamp. The disc at the base of the plunger bears the hand carved intaglio image of a wheat sheaf. A seen in the pics the mold has a break through it. Still a great display piece in a kitchen. It stands 13cm high. A butter stamp, is a device for stamping a design onto a block of warm butter. They were sometimes commercial but usually purely decorative and applied in homes. The stamps are typically made of wood, and feature simple designs, of cows, flowers or geometric designs and, if commercial, the name of the retailer. Often they form part of a box-like mould for forming the whole block. Other designs achieved the same effect by carving the design at the bottom of a butter mould.