Anton Reiche No. 6310 Easter rabbit chocolate moulds from 1929 in one frame - four identical classic hares, large rabbits sitting with front paws together. Framed stamped with the Anton Reiche name, No. 6310, Made in Germany, the 1929 manufacture date, and Patent Pending. It is also stamped with the name T. C. Weygandt & Co., New York City. From 1885-1942, Weygandt was the agent for Anton Reiche in the United States. Each hare measures 4-inches.
Anton Reiche, of Dresden Germany, manufactured chocolate molds from 1870 to the 1960s. Reiche, with over 32,000 designs, was the largest and most famous maker of fine chocolate molds.
The interior surfaces of these moulds have wonderful detail made of tin, nickel or silver. The four moulds are identical, and set in a banded and hinged pewter frame with three heavy clamps, as well as a heavy pewter base also hinged for closing after pouring in the chocolate.
Individual moulds are 4" high x 1-1/2" wide. Total frame size is 4-1/4" high x 7" wide.
CONDITION NOTE: The interior surface has a dull silver finish. There are a number of dark spots on the interior that maybe chocolate residue acquired during use. A couple of other spots appear to be rust. Rust spots could be polished and coated to prevent recurrence. Pewter exterior has a nice patina. Some spots of wear or rust on the outside of some individual molds, and some areas of rust on the frame. The clips and hinges work well, and the general condition inside and out is very good.
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