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Victorian Funnel Bowl Penny Lick
REF: 5878c / LA223958
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This is a Victorian mould-blown penny lick dating from the late 19th century. A penny lick was a small glass used by street vendors for serving ice cream at a cost of one penny per serving. The customer would lick clean the glass and return it to the vendor, who would reuse it. They fell out of use due to the hygiene problems that resulted. The glass is in excellent condition for its age. It shows age related wear and tear to both the rim of the bowl and to the rim of the foot consistent with 100+ years of use. It has a T-shaped gadget mark on the bottom of the foot. The glass has a funnel bowl measuring 5.7 cm (2.3 inches) in diameter at the rim. The bowl is heavily thickened towards the base to reduce the amount of ice cream it contained. The bowl sits on a double collar and a two-part moulded capstan stem which leads to a conical foot which also measures 5.7 cm (2.3 inches) in diameter. The glass is 9.8 cm (3.9 inches) in height. It weighs 179 g. ( ~ 6 1/4 oz.). There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any obvious evidence of restoration.
The World is made of Glass Ltd. has clarified that the Victorian Funnel Bowl Penny Lick (LA223958) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1870
There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any obvious evidence of restoration.
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