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Carved French butter keeper

Carved French butter keeper

Regular price $85.00 AUD
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This butter keeper has been wheelthrown in a smooth white clay before having the lid hand-carved in pattern while still soft enough.

Available for pre-order 📫

These butterkeepers can be pre-ordered when I don’t have any listed in stock. If I don’t have any in progress, the lead-time can be up to 4-6 weeks, due to the process and multiple firings that any ceramic piece has to go through.

Pre-orders for Christmas should be placed before 30 October 2020 🌲

Originating in the late 1800s, this method of keeping butter soft, spreadable and fresh stored out of the fridge is still just as useful and relevant today. Sometimes, called a 'butter bell', the hollow 'bell' of the lid is filled with butter. When inverted, and placed onto a base with an inch or two of water, the butter in the bell is protected by an airtight seal. 

The carved butter keepers are only available in the larger size. Each piece measures just over 10cm tall and about 15cm around. Although dishwasher safe, to keep these pieces at their very best I recommend hand washing. 

Each piece is hand crafted, and I value the variations in shape, glaze and size that come from authentic hand craftsmanship. 

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