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Cookie Mold

Artist/Maker:
Vogler, John (attributed)
Place Made:
Salem North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1820-1830 C.
Medium:
undetermined wood
Dimensions:
DIA 3 1/4; DOA 3/4
Accession Number:
936.1
Description:
A rope design border surrounding woman’s head with the word “LIBERTY” on a band around her head; thirteen stars surround head; below head is the letters “C.W.” which was for Christian Winkler, baker. See below.

Christian Winkler used the cookie mold you see here for stamping the patriotic bust of Liberty on cookies. The mold bears a design that is remarkably similar to large cent coins minted in the United States between 1793 and 1857. The mold was probably made by Salem silversmith John Vogler, but bears the initials C. W. (for Christian Winkler) carved at the bottom.

History:
LABEL NOTES: Said to have been carved by John Vogler and thought to have been used by Winkler’s bakery.
RELATED NAME: Vogler, John (artist)
Credit Line:
Gift of Anna Rights