|Object ID #||1957.032.003|
|Object Name||Scoop, Butter|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
Wooden butter ladle. No maker's identification present on this piece, which is made out of one piece of wood. It is hand-carved, perhaps out of walnut wood?
The ladle has a wide and shallow area, slightly square, and thinner (tapers) as it approaches its edge. The handle is the extension of this area, and is rectangular, with a curved back. The handle ends with a carved "V"-shaped hook.
|Provenance||The previous owner, Mrs. John Wilson, did not provide any information about who carved this butter ladle or where they lived. It appears to be a 19th-century item. She lived at RR#2 Tara, Ontario before moving to Owen Sound, Grey County.|
|Collection||Food Processing Tools & Equipment|
|Dimensions||H-3 W-12 L-25.5 cm|
|Function||During buttermaking, a butter ladle was used to transfer the butter from the churn to the butter bowl, and to work out the water from the butter in the bowl.|