Archive of moulds, drawings & tools for sugar sculpture by Various

47 moulds for a total of 730 different objects, with 62 tools and 26 drawings.


Hardwood, metal & ivory tools, paper
Art Fund grant:
£11,500 ( Total: £32,500)
Acquired in:
Bredford Libri Rari

The moulds would have been used to create sculpture for the dinner table, often of sugarpaste, which was popular from medieval times onwards. Some moulds are carved with classical symbols such as helmets; others with gothic and historicising details.


Private collection, Italy.

Venue details

The Bowes Museum Newgate, BARNARD CASTLE County Durham DL12 8NP 01833 690606

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £14.00)

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan