This butter bowl is a ceramic container used to maintain the freshness and spreadable consistency of butter without refrigeration. Designed in the late 19th century the butter bowl has two parts: a base that holds water, and a cup to hold the packed butter which also serves as a lid. The cup containing butter is placed into the base, where water creates an airtight seal that keeps the air (and thus oxygen) away from the butter so that refrigeration is not needed and the butter can be used in its soft form. This method will keep butter for around a month provided it is kept at temperatures below 27 °C and the water is changed regularly.
Produced in classic matt white it will compliment all kitchens and is attractive enough to leave on display all year round.