This is a lovely Victorian era chocolate Easter egg or ice cream mold that has an embossed design which would have transferred to the candy in the mold. It is a heavy thick metal that appears to be pewter or a pewter/spelter type alloy, and there is a good solid hinge to allow it to open and close in clamshell fashion. It is a thick, heavy piece, which has probably helped it to survive this long. There is a loop at the top for hanging as well as a tab to assist in opening it. It measures about 2 & 3/4 by almost 3 inches and is in good condition with some discoloration on the front and what looks like a very old soldering job on a spot at the top on the top back rim, as you can see in the photos. Perhaps this was done to prevent additional wear in what was clearly a spot that was often touched in order to open it and may have had some wear. Please see the photos as they show the condition well.
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