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Sale IT217 Lot 1507

CHEF MESNIER CARVED ARTISAN WOODEN SUGAR MOLD FOR VISIT OF PRINCE CHARLES OF WALES TO PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN The two-piece wooden mold in the shape of the coat of arms of the Prince of Wales was hand carved in the White House's Carpentry Shop workshop by Chef Mesnier for the arrival of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales. The molds were plastic-wrapped and then filled with white colored pulled sugar that topped Princess Diana's basket of sorbet peaches - h:9.25 w:2.75 in.

Provenance: Private collection of Former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier. First Lady Rosalynn Carter hired Mesnier, who served 26 years under five presidents: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. According to Creating the Sweet World of White House Desserts: A Pastry Chef's Secrets, Mesnier created stunning desserts for more than 40 queens, kings, princes, princesses and heads of state.

Literature: Roland Mesnier and Mark Ramsdell, Creating the Sweet World of White House Desserts: A Pastry Chef's Secrets (Washington, D.C.: The White House Historical Association, 2019), pp. 66-68.
Estimate $200-350

Sold for $1,100.00

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