Antique Early 18th
American Colonial Era circa
LONG HANDLED BUTTER
* Rare Kitchen Tool From the Colonial
A very early hand forged blacksmith made Butter Patter dating
back to the early to mid 1700's American Colonial
After the hard work of churning the butter, it needed to
be stored properly. 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. A truly rare find. 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.
(We also had the short handled butter patter pictured in
the book illustration, it has recently sold).
An early kitchen tool, in excellent
Retains the old patina.
13-5/8" long - 1-5/8" across the