Ellen and I stumbled upon five of them at a yard sale in East Hampton in early summer of 2010. Although not knowing what they were at the time, I was immediately drawn to them. Two had three holes, three had four, and each were beautiful. The sugar mold has a rich and interesting history, as they were an essential part of vast and powerful sugar trade. Today, some collect them, some use them as candle holders.
The “Cow” appeared after the two “Nesting Birds” but before “Jazz Man” and “Side Man.” The horns are made from a hearty vine that is quite vigorous here.