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Sale IT217 Lot 1520

WOODEN PIANO AND CHEF MESNIER ARTISAN SILICONE PIANO MOLD, FOR CONDOLEEZZA RICE'S BIRTHDAY The silicone mold was handcrafted by Mesnier out of a wooden piano Mesnier purchased from a store. Over a few hours, Mesnier masterfully transformed the piano into a carefully ornamented chocolate mold that became a centerpiece for a petit four tray to celebrate Former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's birthday. See final dessert image. (8) - h:2.50 w:8.50 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.
Estimate $125-250

Sold for $60.00


 
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