Patrix, male mould

Patrices or male moulds; original models and moulds made from them, workshop of Christian Herrmann (1775-1833) from Langnau.

A patrix or male mould is the original form of a vessel or part thereof (handle, spout, vessel body), a sprigged decoration, a lug handle or a figure. A hollow mould/working mould is taken from the male mould or patrix. The working mould is then used to reproduce the desired objects or parts thereof.

Translation Sandy Haemmerle

German: Modell (Patrize, positiv)
French: Moule (patrice, positif)