For your consideration is a lovely and rare Byers' Choice Santa Claus reproduction replica of a European Gingerbread mold. The mold is for decorative purposes only. This mold has the appearance of wood but it is made of resin. Size 8-7/8" high by 4-3/8" wide by 1" deep.
The paper label on the back reads:
"Traditions by Byers' Choice Ltd., celebrating the charm, history and joy of the Holiday season.
European Gingerbread Molds
Several years ago, the Byers family discovered a collection of hand-cared wooden gingerbread cookie molds while traveling through Prague. The artisan, a self-taught master carve, continues to carry on the tradition of crafting beautiful and intricate molds, a lost art dating back to the 14th century. Cookies made from these molds are used to celebrate various holiday and other joyous occasions. The molds themselves have become such important parts of the culture that they have been passed down from mother to daughter as a dowry. This art form seemed destined to be relegated to museums, but the Byers family was so impressed that they commissioned a series of decorative molds celebrating themes of Christmas to be enjoyed by families everywhere. The Traditions gingerbread cookie molds celebrate this wonderful history and make wonderful decorations in the kitchen.
This Mold Ornaments are for decorative use only.
Tradition by Byers' Choice Ltd. Po. Box 158 Chalfont, PA. 18914. (c) 2003"
Good condition. The paper label has a stain.See the pictures for more details.