Molds such as this one were used to form food and may not have been meant for baking. They were used to actually "set ~ up" and hold the fancy shape of jellies when turned out and served. Molded foods are usually "set pieces" and were often "a brilliantly executed work characterized by a formal pattern".
This exciting Jelly Mold did just that and offered a wonderful presentation at the table. These molds were lined with fish jelly as this helped aid in the removal of the contents. Jellies could either be sweet based using fruits or a savory aspic, (term used for a meat or fish flavored jellied dish).
A simple corn design graces the bottom of this stamped mold which is a perfect fit for Autumn decorating as it reminds us of bringing in the harvest. This 20th century mold sports a dark charcoal grey color that blends in nicely with primitive decorating! The interesting raised design on the outside resembles a cluster of individual tall arrows. This piece is lightweight and is in good condition with minimal surface wear. However the inside bottom of the mold does possess light rust areas as shown in images 6, 7 & 8.
There is a convenient wire hanger located inside near the top that has been securely soldered into place. This mold would certainly make a nice presentation set on a Thanksgiving table with a colorful cornucopia nearby! You can also place it on a crisp white ironstone platter filled with autumn leaves and a couple vintage “Gurley” candles sporting a turkey design too! After the festivities are over it can be hung on the wall next to your other tinware collections that will make for a showy display. Enjoy!
Mold stands 6” tall, measures 4 ½” across @ the widest point in the middle and is about 2 ½” deep.
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