Web site: https://www.applebyantiques.net/
A rare, French copper mould, or dish, moulded with a heraldic coat of arms. This piece is fantastic quality, being made from an extremely heavy gauge of copper, and it dates from c.1880. It is moulded with two lions to either side of a shield. There is a fleur-de-lys within the shield and a crown above. There are many coats of arms connected with French royalty and aristocracy, which use these symbols but I have not found one in this exact form. It was obviously made for use, as originally it was tinned, and it must have been used for making some type of cake which would have been turned out so that the design was seen on the top.
The tinning is now quite worn but other than that the piece is in excellent condition.
Price includes postage within the U.K. Shipping to the U.S.A. add £10. Western Europe add £5.