A chocolate or mold with impressions of six shovels by German company Anton Reiche GmbH in the late 19th century. With shutze-marke, or a trademark. Tin-coated copper.
Anton Reiche GmbH was a chocolate mold company that operated in Dresden, Germany from 1870 to 1913. This firm supplied all the major chocolate houses of Europe with their iconic molds. After the turn of the century, Anton Reiche GmbH was the leading manufacturer of nickel-coated metal molds.
It measures 8 x 3 3/4 x 5/8 inches and weighs 14.25 oz.