Antique Carved Wood Springerle or Cookie Mold w/ Six Oval Designs Rooster, Flowers, Man, Woman and Standing Squirrel
Description: Antique Springerle mold made of carved light colored wood. This is a nice size rectangular springerle. The front of the springerle has six oval shaped carved images or plates. There is a rooster, a couple of flowers, a man, a woman and what looks like a squirrel standing on its hind legs. The carvings are just great and have nice details given their small size. These are literally miniature wood carvings. Each framed image has a deep carved frame and the image is carved on the raised center. The back of the springerle is plain and undecorated. Please carefully view the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Was purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania USA.
Size: The board measures ~7 1/4" by ~4" and is ~7/8" thick. The piece itself weighs about 9 ounces.
Condition: In good condition with no losses of repairs. The piece has no cracks and appears not to have been used, but rather cherished by its previous owners. The piece has some light stains to the front between the bottom two rows at the left edge. The back has remnants of glue from auction stickers or tape, which we removed but you can still see the glue. The back also has black stains along the left edge and near it. These can be seen in the photos. Finally, the board has some minor surface scratches and dings to the corners, which really are a non issue but mentioned here for completeness. The piece would make a wonderful addition to your collection. Please see photo to appreciate its beauty and condition of this great looking piece.