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Turk's head mold

United States



3-3/8 in x 9-3/8 in (dia)


Glazed redware

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of Miss Marion E. Wilson

Accession Number


Condition Notes

A few edges have minor flakes.


This style of mold, used to mold puddings and cakes, features spiral or swirled lobes.  The mold is coated in a clear glaze with splotches of black around the outside and around the tapered center.  These specific types of redware molds were made by many different potters over several generations.  

Two other very similar Turk’s head molds in the collection are one in glazed white earthenware, accession no. 1973.121, and another red earthenware example, 1971.745.