xxThis cookie board (left) is a classic example of a reproduction cookie board made from plaster. Looking at the front of the mold it appears to be an old mold. But upon closer inspection it is easy to detect this type of reproduction. The back of the mold has a large elongated area where plaster was removed. This was done to make the mold lighter so that the weight of the mold would more resemble a wood mold of the same size. There is also a hanger which has been set into the mold while the plaster was still wet. The plaster has been stained to give it the appearance of wood. This can be easily detected by looking closely at the edges of the mold where the stain has chipped away, revealing the white plaster beneath (see detail picture below). These molds are not very common, but can be found from time to time in antique markets.
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