Offered by Running Horse Antiques of The Yellow Garage is a beautiful early 19th century German springerle rolling pin. Decorative springerle cookie molds have been used for centuries, with some of the oldest dating to the 14th century. This rolling pin is in fine condition with a rich deep patina on the wooden surface. It is clearly marked "Germany" on the end of the roller. Detailed charming folk art quality carvings in each of the 16 panels represent animal life, plant life and a church. Examples include carvings of flowers, a swan, fish, bird, butterfly, pineapple and cherries to note a few. Each panel when rolled over springerle dough, would create a delightfully appealing treat with a 3 dimensional "picture" impressed and baked on the cookie's surface. Please review the photos which further reveal the beauty of this kitchen tool. A rolling pin of this high quality speaks of history, art and function to the discriminating collector.
Dimensions in Length: Roller 8 5/8" Handle to Handle 17 1/2"