Additional Information: Vase and ring-turned handle continuing to rectangular print
having canted shoulders. The word “FANCY’ stands proud allowing for impressing the
word…we believe, into large block of butter. The face shows evidence of butterfat. After
use, butter prints were boiled thus the paint on handle and block has thinned; the
printing face was never painted. Fancy butters and premium butters made in small
batched were/are produced.
Additional Information: Carved handle grip tapering to arched and flaring handle with
canted edges continuing wedge shape paddle featuring quarter round decorative
devices centering handle. The best wooden peel we have encountered, art and utility
Additional Information: Beautifully turned, great color and patina; mushroom terminus
continuing to a tapering shaft with a shoulder slightly below center; shaft flares before
double stepped robust masher. Best we have seen. These are always very crude.
Large mortar and pestles for pounding grain were used in the process of threshing, or
separating, grains of rice from the rice plant; also, for working corn kernels and other
grains. Threshing was a very labor-intensive process. The large mortars featured a
hollowed-out bowl where harvested rice hulls and/or corn were placed to be processed.
The hulls were pounded with the pestle until the grains of rice are separated out or
cornmeal was worked to a coarse consistency [maize].
Measurement: Length: 23.25”, depth: 5.5” tapering to 5”
Material: European Maple, sycamore
Condition: Typical scatters (old) pesting, wear to corner
Additional Information: Traditional Danish examples are painted in strong contrasting
colors, they are constrained by reserved exuberance; handles are generally flat sided;
The figures are folky, almost cartoonish; the board tapers. This example features a pair
of stylized potted plants with birds atop and is scratch-carved “ANNO 1790 – AKSHD”
within molded border. There is a vacant very shallow rectangle in the board under
Relief carved; gentleman raising his hat on horseback, surrounded by flowers and foliage within a concentric decorative border; impressed "J.Y. WATKINS N.Y." on one corner and "J. CONGER" on two edges. (11 by 11 by 1”)
A deep oval bowl featuring flat rim and carved handles on ends; remnants of early
working period repair beneath one handle. This bowl remained on Pam Boynton’s
kitchen table, full of scoops and ladles for sixty-years.
(Height: 9.75"; width: 19.25"; depth: 13.75")
Additional Information: Floral and chip carved, rare large bird.
See Hilde G. Lee, Tokens to Remember the Departed. Also, The Clarion (Folk Art
Magazine) Fall 1989, William Woys Weaver, The New Year’s Cake Print – A
Distinctively American Form. (Excellent bibliography included)
See Hilde G. Lee, Tokens to Remember the Departed. Also, The Clarion (Folk Art Magazine) Fall 1989, William Woys Weaver, The New Year’s Cake Print – A Distinctively American Form. (Excellent bibliography included) This item just in, please call if interested in the culture, additional information or to purchase.
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