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Victorian Hand-blown Ovoid Bowl Penny Lick
REF: 5878e / LA323425
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This is a Victorian hand-blown ovoid bowl penny lick dating from the late 19th century, c1870. 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 faint T-shaped gadget mark on the bottom of the foot. The glass has an ovoid 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 capstan stem which leads to a conical foot which measures 6.4 cm (2.5 inches) in diameter. The glass is 9.2 cm (3.7 inches) in height. It weighs 208 g. ( ~ 7 1/4 oz.). There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any obvious evidence of restoration. Quote item: 5878e
The World is made of Glass Ltd. has clarified that the Victorian Hand-blown Ovoid Bowl Penny Lick (LA323425) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c1870
There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches, or any obvious signs of restoration.
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