ANTIQUE PEWTER ICE CREAM CHocolate MOLD SCHALL &CO 590 CHRISTMAS STOCKING
ANTIQUE PEWTER ICE CREAM CANDY MOLD SHALL &CO 590 CHRISTMAS STOCKING. 6 hinge is a nail so bottom sharp IN THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY This stocking-shaped mold is one of 14 pewter ice cream molds donated to the Museum in 1972 by the wholesale distribution company Foremost-McKesson, Inc. Of San Francisco, California. Other forms include a butterfly, a dolphin, a lion, and patriotic symbols such as an eagle, Uncle Sam, the Liberty Bell, and George Washington in profile. Molded ice cream was a popular treat in the United States from the 1870s to 1950s, with a boom in ice cream consumption driving increases in mold manufacturing between 1921 and 1925. The Eighteenth Amendment, prohibiting the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 until it was repealed in 1933, sparked an increase in consumer demand for such things as soft drinks, ice cream, and confections. Indeed, ice cream consumption increased by over 100 million gallons between 1921 and. These hinged molds, dating from the 1920s and 30s, while still functional, can no longer be used due to the lead content in the pewter. The exterior of the mold is stamped with the product catalogue number, 590. While the molds exterior is otherwise nondescript, the interior, where the ice cream was poured and frozen, beautifully depicts the stockings knitted pattern. Once frozen, ice cream makers could embellish their confections by painting on a layer of food coloring. These individual molded ice creams would then be served on special occasions or holidays, such as Christmas. As American holidays became more commercialized in the early twentieth century, the demand for variety in ice cream molds increased, as is apparent in the collection. However, technological advancements in ice cream manufacturing, the development of ice cream novelties such as the Eskimo Pie and the Popsicle, and the advent of packaged ice creams available in groceries, transformed ice cream in the eye of the American public from a seasonal or specialty dish into an everyday treat. As such, molded ice creams fell out of fashion by the 1950s. You have 5 days to pay. I do best to be very picky to describe each item but these are usually over 50 years old so please ask questions. I must be contacted within 24 hours of receipt regarding any issues otherwise you retain ownership. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva’s. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “ANTIQUE PEWTER ICE CREAM CHocolate MOLD SCHALL &CO 590 CHRISTMAS STOCKING” is in sale since Saturday, April 4, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Molds”. The seller is “alwaysthebest4u” and is located in Westport, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation, Ukraine, Cayman islands.