This is a very unusual vintage butter mould. We have never seen a hinged one quite this before. The mould consists of two heavy blocks of solid wood with handles held together by an iron hinge. The mould is hand carved withing the wooden blocks. Around the outside there are old signs of woodworm. Nothing too bad and it certainly doesn't detract from the beauty of this piece. We have treated this product for woodworm as we do all our vintage wood products.