19 th Century White Ironstone Huge Pudding Mold
SQUIRREL & MORNING GLORIES
Staffordshire England c1840
This is a really wonderful and very scarce antique 19th century white ironstone food mold featuring a modelled design of a squirrel and morning glories. The mold is unusually large, more than a quart in volume, measuring about 8-1/2 inches long, about 7 inches wide and about 5-1/2 inches inches deep, bun shaped with a round flat bottom and trimmed edge.
The interior is fully decorated, with a huge squirrel eating a nut while hiding in a flower vine of morning glories. Very tactile and appealing to the eye. I don't see any maker's mark. The mould most likely hails from the Staffordshire district of England. It is in very good overall condition with no significant issues. There is a small old chip on the inner at 12 o’clock. Some pooled pearlware glaze with some associated black specks on the top rim and underside, done in the making. There are a few very minor spots of light brownish discoloration on interior and exterior. Gorgeous primitive look. A real showpiece.