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I received an email a few weeks ago from a chocolate mold collector and I thought I would share it with you…..
She said: “I recently purchased a tin 6 1/4 in long by 4 1/4 in high double sided chocolate mold of a lamb lying down at a flea market in Mexico City. The maker’s mark looks like the torso of a man with wings, and has letters over his head, but they aren’t distinguishable. Do you know what it might be?”
I replied asking her to send pictures which she did. Once I received the pictures I was surprised to find that this was a mark that in 45+ years of dealing in the old metal chocolate molds I had never seen. My reply to her …
“Thank you for sending the pictures. Looking at the picture of your mould it is European, I believe Sommet, Paris because of the way the bottom of the mould is finished. It is marked with the manufacturers, number 2222 and it is matched #53 & #53. It is also one of the few moulds that has the original clip. The mark you found on it looks like a crest of some sort; this is a mark I have never seen….if I had to make an educated guess I would say that it is the mark of the distributor or agent who sold the mould. “
I love discovering new things, I guess this is one of the reasons I love the old chocolate molds, no matter how long you work with them and research, there is always something new around the corner. I truly enjoy helping our collectors learn about their antique chocolate molds. A special Thank you to Sarah for sending her question.