A great “History Mystery” artefact for the Victorian period or a seaside topic!
Before the invention of the cone, ice cream was licked out of a small glass known as a penny lick, which would then be wiped clean and re-used. Eventually made illegal for public health reasons in 1926.
30 May 2017
The object is very nice, but I have had to have a replacement when the glass cracked in the height of summer, maybe because the large volume of glass was manufactured in a way that left it under tension? It was being held by a child at the time, and before my eyes just cracked without being knocked at all. Customer service were very helpful and sent a replacement out straight away though, so hopefully this one will be fine.