It seems that some people call these kind of mold "aspic" molds. Maybe some similar molds were used for that sort of dishes in anglo-saxon countries but in Alsace and other German areas this is the typical mold for the so-called "Kugelhopf". This is a very nice dessert : Kugelhopf consists of a soft yeast dough which contains raisins, almonds and possibly Kirschwasser cherry brandy.
This mold is made from heavy Alsatian terra cotta clay with a beautiful deep orange glaze typical from the Soufflenheim area. Its patina makes me think that it might be a pretty old piece from the first part of the 19th century. Nevertheless the bottom is astonishingly clear (usually it is black because it used to be put into the oven frequently). I guess this mold kept a decorative function on a dresser. It is enhanced by a a fine white edging.
It is in vintage condition. You will notice some chips on the sides and lacks of glaze. A highly collectible culinary antiquity !
Weight : 1.25 kg / 2.2 Lbs
Diameter : 27 cm / 10.6 in
Height : 12 cm / 4.7 in
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