Butter press

Contributed by Paul

An object passed down from my great grandfather, who was an estates manager in Betwys-y-Coed in North Wales. The object is a carved wooden butter press, used to indent a distinctive pattern into a big slab of butter sold by a particular dairy - just like a label (only cheaper). There is some Welsh writing on the base which begins with the Welsh letter LL - but I can't decipher the rest. To me it's an object of beauty, more so because it was designed and used, rather than just admired.

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