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S/5809 Antique Treen Early 19th Century Bowl Shaped Sycamore Butter Worker

An unusual shaped sycamore butter worker of a design we have not come across before, shaped like a bowl, having a central raised knob handle, all turned from the solid and having fine lathe turning rings. Butter workers were usually larger and flat, with a slightly raised circular rim and central vertical handle. They were used for working the water out of the butter in the dairy. The whole has a medium pale colour and retains a patination.

Sold 1 in. (4.5 cm.) High
5 in. (12.5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1830