VERY RARE ANTIQUE ANTON REICHE CHOCOLATE MOLD HORSE WITH CART 30331 53 GERMANY; DISTRIBUTED BY DEHAECK – DELBAERE – GAND IN BELGIUM. Serial number 30331 53 clearly on side. Measures about 8 1/4 inches long by 4 1/4 inches high by 2 3/4 inches wide. Anton Reiche stamp on side. “DRESDEN” appears below the Reiche portion of the mark. Made in Germany on clip. More words are on another end. ” DEHAECK – DELBAERE – GAND” THIS IS THE DISTRIBUTOR IN BELGIUM. Dehaeck is a distributor of Anton Reiche chocolate molds. A biography of Friedrich Anton Reiche is on wikipedia (see below). Wikipedia article on Friedrich Anton Reiche translated automatically from German: Rich submitted in 1867 the journeyman’s examination as a plumber in Wilsdruff in Saxony. During his years of travel from 1867 to 1870, he learned the production of chocolate molds in the home Létang in France. After returning from France, he started his own business with a small plumber. At the same time, the confectionary industry blossomed in Dresden. The earliest companies are: Jordan & Timaeus , Otto Rüger and Hartwig & Vogel. As early as 1878, Reich’s company was called “Blechwarenfabrik”, which produced tin cans in addition to chocolate molds from rolled sheet metal. In 1895, the company, which was set up in 1878 with ten associates, already had around 1,100 employees. Rich chocolate molds are among the most famous in the world and are collectibles. Order books from the years 1906 to 1914 show that all major confectionery factories in the German-speaking area were customers of Anton Reiches – in addition to the aforementioned Dresdner companies Stollwerck , Sarotti , Sprengel and Waldbaur in Germany, Manner in Austria, Lindt , Suchard and Tobler in the Switzerland and others. From 1885 until the beginning of the Second World War, his company also exported to the United States. Even the Stollwerck Sparautomaten, which are popular today with toy and advertising collectors, are from Reich production. The continued business of his son after Reich’s death was rebuilt after the destruction of Dresden during the war and continued until 1972 in the GDR. The Anton Reiche Museum in the Museum Hofmühle Dresden today commemorates his work. The item “VERY RARE ANTIQUE ANTON REICHE CHOCOLATE MOLD HORSE WITH CART 30331 53 GERMANY” is in sale since Saturday, November 25, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Molds”. The seller is “wwwchinatownimportscom” and is located in San Diego, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Anton Reiche
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany