Double Happiness Mooncake Mold

c. 1900
$48 USD
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Dimensions
W: 6.75" D: 3.0" H: 1.5"
Materials
Wood
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Collection #
CLC001G
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$10

This late 19th century hand-held wood press is carved with a large mold used for shaping festive mooncakes. Packed with lotus root, red bean, or other regional fillings, mooncakes are a delicacy eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival as an offering between friends and family. The mold is carved in relief with the Chinese character for "double happiness," a traditional symbol of marriage and conjugal bliss. Beautifully aged and full of character, we love this humble kitchen tool as a storied token from the past.

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