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  • Date 1800-1854
  • Place of Origin Vatne Gaard, Eiken, Vest-Agder, Norway
  • Creator Unknown

A stave constructed butter box where staves extend down to form feet. The body is covered with two split twig bands and two bentwood bands, and the bottom edge has a large sawtooth design. Domed lid with a simple inset handle and lid interior has a deep chip carved rosette which probably served as a mold to form a pattern on the butter. Burnt (svidekor), incised, and chip carved decoration on exterior.

Inscription: OMSV 1854

From Vatne Gaard, Eiken, Vest-Agder, Norway. Sent in 1929 by Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo as part of a larger group of gifts from Norwegian museums in honor of 100 years of immigration.

  • Materials Wood
  • Dimensions height: 9.75 inches; diameter: 10.25 inches
  • Identifier / Source LC1540 - Gift of Norsk Folkemuseum, Luther College Collection