Hinged Santa chocolate mold, # 143. Founded in 1930, Randle & Smith, Ltd. Manufactured chocolate molds out of Birmingham, England. At the time, they were the only maker of early chocolate molds. After WW II, this firm recruited artisans from from Antone Reich in Germany. In 1960, Yorkshire Moulds, Ltd. Took over Randle & Smith. This Randle & Smith Santa has a great patina, is made of heavier metal than most chocolate molds, and has a solid bottom. Notice the great detail. The Santa is wearing a robe and pointed hat. He is carrying a sack with one hand in the sack. The hat is fur trimmed as is his coat around the collar and at the bottom. Note too that Santa’s robe or coat is double- breasted. See also the button hinge that is unique to this maker. This Santa is about 7″ tall X 3″ wide X 1 5/8 deep. The maker’s mark is on the hinge as is the mold number. The ornaments shown in the first photograph. Thank you for taking the time to review this listing. The item “Antique Chocolate Mold -RARE -Randle & Smith Great Britain Hinged Santa #143″ is in sale since Tuesday, December 19, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Molds”. The seller is “mosesinthebulrushes” and is located in Laurel, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Randle & Smith Ltd.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom