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

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.

Provenance

Private collection, Italy.


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