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Sale IT217 Lot 1522

PATRIOTIC PEWTER BALD EAGLE MOLD, PROBABLY LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, FOR THE GOVERNOR'S DINNER The American pewter bald eagle sorbet or chocolate candy mold was featured largely as a patriotic symbol of America throughout Chef Mesnier's desserts. The ornate relief on the inside of the mold features detailed feathers and a regal shield. The mold topped a dessert for the Governor's Dinner, an annual White House formal event. See final dessert image. - h:3.25 w:5.25 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. 156-158.
Estimate $150-250

Sold for $1,300.00

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