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Dartington ring holder? or 'rare penny lick'??
« on: August 09, 2008, 06:58:12 PM »
Is there anyone who can settle a debate I am having?
This is currently for sale on eBay  http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=110275720549
and I would like to know if it really is what it says, or is it a Dartington Crystal ring tree, photographed upside down??
I have looked at several Dartington Ring Trees, and they look exactly like this, in fact, I printed them out and turned them the same way up to see, and lo and behold!!

Any opinions out there??
Rosie.

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Re: Dartington ring holder? or 'rare penny lick'??
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2008, 08:32:40 PM »
Believe me, it is a ringholder. I have one exactly the same at home and bought it brand new quit a few years ago. I believe there is a tall one as well for necklaces.
I also own 3 pennylicks and they look quite different.
Hope it settles the argument!

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2008, 09:05:13 PM »
Thanks for that Patricia, nice to know I'm not losing my marbles!! (well they are glass, so perhaps I had better start collecting them!) 

The debate is actually with the seller!! I have sent him pictures of the Dartington ring holder, but he hasn't changed the listing!

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! >:D
Rosie.

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2008, 11:02:29 PM »
Just tell the seller to go to Dartington on eBay and he can buy quite a few "rare Victorian pennylicks", tall and short within the next couple of days!
Looking once again at the bottom of my ringtree I'd hate to lick icecream from it, that is if I would like to be able to keep on talking....

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Re: Dartington ring holder? or 'rare penny lick'??
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2008, 04:34:07 AM »
What is a pennylick?

I'd google it but I am afraid of what the results might be  :-\


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Re: Dartington ring holder? or 'rare penny lick'??
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2008, 06:09:47 AM »
When just over a hundred years ago the Italians started to roam all over Europe trying to sell their icecream of course they did not have cones as we do today.
They had little crude glasses looking like liqueur glasses but much shallower in which they put icecream with a spatula. There were different sizes, there was a one pennylick (VERY shallow, you paid one penny and got one lick) or a bit bigger 2 pennylick (enough for twice the fun).
After use the glass was rinsed in water ready for the next customer, not very hygienic of course and I read somewhere that the government put a stop to the whole event in 1917 with the outbreak of the Spanish flu.
So far these glasses only show up in England and I inherited mine from a girlfriend in case you all wonder if I'm hiding another collection here besides my hyacinth vases.
She was the one however who explained the whole story to me.

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Re: Dartington ring holder? or 'rare penny lick'??
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2008, 11:30:20 AM »

I have already done what you suggested Patricia, but he won't change the listing.

Thank heavens for Askeys edible wafer cones!!

The chap has 4 bids now!.....I can't believe it, unless the bidders really know what it is!
Rosie.

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Re: Dartington ring holder? or 'rare penny lick'??
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2008, 04:33:08 PM »
I emailed him to let him know what it was...no response


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Re: Dartington ring holder? or 'rare penny lick'??
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2008, 04:57:07 PM »
He's sold it for £28 78!! What should we do Christine, inform the buyer?
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Re: Dartington ring holder? or 'rare penny lick'??
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2008, 06:36:06 PM »
Not much we can do!

 

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