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Pottery Jelly mould. Victorians loved to make their food look fancy and moulds such as these could have all sorts of patterns and shapes inside them, such as fruit, flowers and even animals, which would make the jelly, set in their shape. To get the jelly out, you have to plunge the mould into hot water for a few seconds before turning it upside-down on a plate.

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