A pair of small, 19th century, beechwood butter pats. Butter pats, or butter hands as they were otherwise known, were used in the butter making process for working the water out of the butter and making it into blocks. This pair has the addition of a simple, carved decoration to the handles and they date from c.1840. There is a small split to the end of one of the pats but otherwise they are in very good condition. The wood has developed a dark patina over the years.
Dimensions of each pat: Length 22.4cm. Width 6.5cm. Thickness1.3cm.
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