Antique Chalkware Butter Print Mold with Exotic Animals

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This rare 19th century butter mold is made of chalkware and features an exotic animal and bird theme. It was likely used within a wooden box frame which is not present. The decoration includes a lioness in the top left corner and an ostrich in the top right corner. The bottom left corner has the image of a hippo while the bottom right corner has the image of a parrot perched on a tree branch. The piece has been finished in a shiny brown glaze.

The animal and bird molds are well defined and depict the lioness, ostrich and hippo standing in tall grass. The bark of the tree the parrot is resting in is quite detailed as well, and that image also includes a large flower or cluster of fruit which is located at the end of a branch. The detailed plumage of the parrot and ostrich is also noteworthy.

The mold is in good original condition with no cracks or repairs. As an antique household item, the piece shows appropriate signs of age and use consisting of chips and general wear, particularly at the corners where the piece would have come into contact with the frame. As seen in the accompanying pictures, the wear enhances the delightfully battered appearance of the mold and adds to its authentic antique vibe. The mold measures 7.125" by 5.625" and is 1" thick. The piece weighs in at 1lbs 6oz.

This unusual antique chalkware mold displays very well and would be a great addition to a collection of primitives or to a wider grouping of antique kitchenalia. A terrific find!
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To see my complete collection of fine antiques and quality vintage pieces, please view the contents of my shop at BirneyCreek.etsy.com

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New to Etsy? For more information about the purchasing process, check out this helpful step-by-step guide: www.etsy.com/help/article/339

I offer layaway on items priced in excess of $100. Please contact me for specific terms and conditions.

Normally, orders will be packed and mailed within 2 business days of receiving payment. Shipping can be expedited - please contact me before purchase so I can determine the most expedient and cost effective shipping method.

All purchases are fully insured. Please note that all purchases in excess of $250 will be shipped with signature confirmation service.

In the unlikely event that an item is damaged in shipment, please notify me immediately upon receipt of the parcel and I will provide you with information regarding filing a claim with USPS or with the shipping agent in question. Do not return items damaged in shipping before contacting me as doing so will void shipping insurance terms. Please photograph the damaged item and all packing materials for insurance documentation purposes - multiple photos are recommended. Be sure to keep all the original packaging, as well as all pieces of the damaged item. USPS or the shipping agent in question will ask to examine the parcel when the claim is filed.

Yes - global shipping is available! My shop has shipped parcels to happy customers in dozens of countries located on 6 continents. If you don't see your country listed as a shipping destination, please contact me for a shipping quote to your location.


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