A super earthenware jelly mould, made by Wileman & Co (later Shelley) under their Foley tradename. This mould produces a jelly in the shape of a very characterful and detailed armadillo. The design cannot be seen on the outside of the mould, but it turns out beautifully and produces a lovely jelly. These moulds came in three sizes - this is the medium sized mould. It bears the printed Wileman backstamp and registration number 430123, dating it to about 1900.
It has a little minor crazing to the glaze.