Rare Mid 19th Century Carved Wood Springerle Rolling Pin
This early wooden (probably walnut) rolling pin is known as a ‘springerle’ rolling pin. It has 24 segments of carved designs. It is quite heavy and weighs about 3 3/4 pounds.
It was used in the 19th century to roll dough or marzipan for making decorative cookies at Christmas and New Years.
“The beauty of these baked springerle cookies with their detailed designs in high relief charms the young and the old”.
Reference: 300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles by Linda Franklin, P.276 -280
Approximate Dimensions: Overall length 19”, circumference of roller 11 1/2”, length of the centre piece roller is 9”. Each segment is 1 3/4" x 1 3/4".”
Condition: As found, no damage. See photos