Three gingerbread moulds made of wood. A) Intaglio carving on both sides. On one side there is the full length figure of a man and on the reverse there is a design of a sailing ship with an inscription, 'DE GOI'. There is also a carving of the nativity with an inscription 'GLORIA IN EXET DEO'. Moulds like this were formerly sold at wakes and fairs. B) Carved with a blacksmith forging a piece of metal in central European costume. C) Carved with a man, possibly a soldier, riding a horse. The man has long hair and a plumed hat.
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