Jelly or Aspic Kitchen Mold With Grapes Pattern
Up for auction is this Grapes pattern kitchen molding dish. In spite of doing a lot of digging for information, I know very little about this mold. It would have been used for molding jellies, aspics or butter. It has a plain, creamy white glaze. It has grapes and grape leaves design in the bottom, and measures about 7 inches by 4½ inches by ¾ inches deep. It has a hollow base, with two holes at one end to attach a cord for hanging it up. On the bottom, it's marked with a "Made in Germany" blue stamp under the glaze, and also has a shield and the numerals "831" impressed into the clay. It's in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks or crazing.
This is one of three ceramic molds I purchased at an estate sale. I think this is probably an antique, dating back to the Victorian era, or perhaps older. Please check my other items if you'd like to see the others.
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