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Magdeburg, signature
Magdeburg mold, front, back and signature
8 9/16" x 3 3/4" x 5/8"
Standing on Horse - 12 1/4" x 8 3/4" x 15/16"

The mold has quite a few worm holes and a few age cracks. The motifs are of daily life and activities. This mold is estimated to be from the early 19th Century.

The Magdeburg mold is a hand carved double-sided Springerle mold - 27 Images - Signed C. Müller. Magdeburg and Dated 1833.
Magdeburg is a city of central Germany and is located on the Elbe River west-southwest of Berlin. In 1815 after the Napoleonic Wars, Magdeburg was made the capital of the new Prussian province of Saxony.
I have yet to find anything out about the name "C. Müller". If anyone knows anything about this person I would appreciate an e-mail about it.
There are a total of 27 images and all are nicely detailed. One side shows 17 images, including four military figures. The flip side shows 10 images with borders, including more military images. Some of the military images look perhaps to be French in origin. These are in a way “actual” snapshots of that period of time in Magdeburg. The carver had witnessed military action, harvest and general daily activities.
In a manner of speaking, this mold is like today's picture CDs. They both contain images and record what was seen.

Franz Graf Conditorei und Café Waldenburg mold, front - 12 3/8" x 8 3/4" x 15/16"

Franz Graf Conditorei und Café Waldenburg mold, back

The mold contains 36 pictures of everyday life and is estimated to be from the early 19th Century. The board is smooth with well worn edges and has a nice overall feel.

This Mold measures about 12 1/4" x 9" x 1" and is a beautiful work of art that was made between 1820 and 1830. It contains 10 different wreaths and 8 different heart pictures. The wood is either fruit or nut and is very smooth from years of actual use.

This mold measures about 12 1/4" x 8 3/8" x 1" and contains 9 pictures. It is believed to have been made between 1820 and 1830. The details are nice and the pictures show scenes of everyday life.

spinners back

This double sided mold measures 7" x 6" x 1" and is very finely detailed with hair, feathers, fur, buttons, eyes, lips and leaves all visible and masterfully carved. The age of this mold is estimated to be in the mid 19th century. This mold carries the initials IHD and a name that looks to be Lappome. The edges are well worn and smooth. A great piece of art that is a snapshot from the life of 4 individuals. The one side shows 2 women spinning wool and the other shows a man and a woman in traditional clothing. Under the man is printed EIN: LAPPLAENDER and under the woman is printed LAPPLAENDERIN.

This mold measures 7 3/4" x 5 1/4" x 1" and is deeply carved. This mold is from the River Rhine area of Germany and is dated to be between 1880 and 1890. This mold carries the signature of Joh. Diefenbach and it is also carved into the mold. The motifs are: Hunter, Santa Claus, low forest monument in Rüdesheim (Germania) and a Cathedral.

husband tree

husband tree



This mold measures 8 7/8" x 5 7/16" x 13/16" and is double sided.
Images on side 1 are : Spinner, Angel, Flaming Heart and Husband Tree.
Images on side 2 are: Rider on Horse with sword and rifle near town, Standing soldier with rifle, with a lion cub sitting behind him, Rider with trumpet on horse near town and a military drummer.
Great condition and patina. Mold is very crisp and very detailed. Truly this is a piece that was carved by a master carver.
From the military uniforms it is estimated that this mold is from the very early 18th century. About 1710.
I call this mold the "Husband Tree" because of the tree with the two women under it. There are men up in the tree and it looks like one of the women is shaking the tree and the other woman is getting ready to catch who falls. A great whimsical motif.

This Mold is a Lebkuchen mold and is from the middle 17th century to early 18th century. This mold is carved on both sides having Mary with child on one side and on the other side a male person, probably Holy. Joseph. The mold is about 16”x 6 7/8” x 1 3/4”. This mold was in the possession of a private collector in Munich and is believed to have been used in a bakery in Franconia Germany a long time ago. The clothing style for the man looks to be between 1660 and 1675.

Mary and child

Mary detal


Joseph detail
The mold shows signs of great age and is well worn. Some of the first cookie boards such as this one were of religious figures.

This mold has the initials CK and the number 40 on one side and the date 1840 on the other side.
There is also a faint signature on the back.
Measuring about 10" x 5 7/8" x 1" this mold contains 24 different images.
A fine piece with a well worn finish and patina.

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