Round, wooden butter mould with a thistle stamp.
This would have been used to shape pats of butter. The butter would be pressed into the cup-like section to form its shape, and then the handle would be pressed down to imprint the design on the top–in this case a Scottish thistle.
There were many different designs for butter moulds. Other commonly used stamps were a wheat sheaf, cows or geometric patterns. Stamps could identify the dairy which made the butter