09-15-2013 01:57 PM
Large chocolate bunny mold, made out of some type of metal. He's about 8.5" tall X 9" widest part.
There are stamped numbers on both pieces.
#313 The first number 3 was stamped weird, with part of the "3" turned. SEE PHOTO
#1 appears on both pieces of the mold. In addition, I believe I see a #4 stamped very faintly and smaller than the other numbers. However, this could be a just a coincidental scratch from the clamps, I'm not sure.
Is the number 313 with the odd stamp "3" a mistake or a hallmark stamp of a specific chocolatier?
I know nothing about these molds, and didn't realize how collectible they are. I just liked the way it looked and the story I was told from the seller. Her grandmother brought it here from the Netherlands (I think) when her family immigrated to the US, way back when.
Thanks for any incite!
09-15-2013 04:23 PM
My mother had a set of these she bought in the 60s,in fact this one is still floating around somewhere.This one could be older,but Id swear it looks exactly like ours.
09-15-2013 05:16 PM
09-16-2013 12:06 AM
I've stared at this thing for a long time... turning it and everything! The first # has a side ways 3, and the 3-8 actually doesn't have the complete figure 8, although in the photo it looks as though it does. I'll have to get it out again.... LOL!
I might try the library. I know there are books that explain the numbers and makers marks.
I hate listing items when I don't know the history behind them.