Vintage Pewter Ice Cream or Candy Mold Patriotic American Flag Marked VCLAD 282
Description: A very nice and rather unusual vintage pewter ice cream or candy mold. When used, the mold would make a piece of ice cream or candy in the form of an American Flag or a flying stars and stripes flag. The mold is made of two halves held together with a hinge. The top portion of the mold is the flag while the bottom portion is blank. Each of the two halves of the mold are equipped with a short extension at the edge, which serve as thumb pieces to allow you to pry the mold open once the ice cream hardens. The inside of the mold shows the details of the flag's exterior. The inside of the mold is smooth and well defined. The design shows great details and looks rather nice. It is marked with the raised number 282 on the exterior of one of the halves. The hinge itself is marked VCLAD with stamped letters. The two pieces fit well together when the mold is closed and the piece is in excellent condition. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely early to mid 20th century.
Origin: Was purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: The base measures ~4" by ~2 3/8" and is ~1 3/8" at its thickest. The mold weighs almost 12 ounces.
Marks: Marked with the number 282 on the exterior of one of the halves. It is also marked VCLAD on the hinge.
Condition: It is in very good condition. The mold has no breaks or repairs. It is clean and works well. The bottom has few shallow dings and the piece has scratches and small minor dings throughout. The piece has wear commensurate with its age and utilitarian function. The inside is clean and the design is intact and looks great. The piece has some general wear mostly on the exterior commensurate with its age and utilitarian function. The outside is soiled, has scratches, dings, and dust which could probably benefit from a good cleaning, but we leave that to discretion of the next owner. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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