This is a hinged, clamped, and banded multiple figure chocolate mold depicting three Native Americans on rearing horses. It was manufactured by Anton Reiche of Dresden Germany. The mold has four markings: (1) Mold number "30332" which catalogs it as an Anton Reiche mold. (2) "MADE IN GERMANY" is marked on each horizontal hinged clip. (3) "PATENTED NO. 1780,091" (4) "T.C.WEYGANDT CO". on first line & " NEW YORK N.Y". on line below. T.C Weygandt of New York was an American agent for Anton Reiche molds and often times stamped their name on Reiche molds.
This scarce mold is very study and quite impressive. It is structurally and functionally sound with all 4 clips snapping closed and the large hinge at the top functioning perfectly. There are no repairs or damage to the mold. On some surface areas of the mold there is darkening from usage and aging but the overall aged patina is very nice. The inside of the mold is very clean. This is an unusually animated chocolate mold showing lots of spirit.
Circa 1934-1939, dimensions, mold itself is 6 1/2" tall x 10 1/4" wide 2 3/4" deep at base and each Indian on horse is 5 1/2" tall x 3 1/2" wide. The mold weighs 2.3 lbs.
The mold displays best with the two horizontal clips open (see first photo). This allows it to sit totally flat.
Rare 1934 -1939 'Anton Reiche' American Indians on Horses, Hinged Chocolate Mold