The creamware curd cheese mould offered for £465 by Appleby Antiques.

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This creamware curd cheese mould dates to the 18th century. The three-tiered form is pierced with a pattern of circular holes to make repeating patterns.

Appleby Antiques, which offers this example for £465, says it has had similar examples marked Wedgwood, but this one does not bear a mark. It is among a series of curd cheese moulds on offer from the Portobello Road dealership.

The business also offers other items of porcelain, kitchenalia and collectables.

The piece has a hairline crack and is otherwise in good condition.