This antique/primitive flat heart mold is very heavy and in excellent condition. It was purchased several years ago from a large collection of antique heart-related items. The collection was assembled over a period of 20 to 30 years and contains many items that are hard to find today.
As seen in our photos, there are three horizontal rows each containing four separate molds, for a total of twelve individual hearts. The hearts are concave to accommodate the melted chocolate. Each heart has a cross-hatch design which would have added a charming decorative touch to the finished product.
The frame is quite heavy and the back shows the soldering around the individual hearts and the horizontal band reinforcement bars. A sturdy wire is attached across the back for hanging. A small amount of rust due to usage can be seen on the outside rims but is not visible from the front.
The mold is not marked but is quite similar in construction to an early Eppelsheimer soldered and framed flat Indian Head mold as seen in "Chocolate Moulds -- A History & Encyclopedia" by Judene Divonne -- page 48.
This beautiful piece measures 14 1/2" wide x 12 1/2" long x 1 1/2" deep.
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