The Victorian aristocrats had to have the fanciest and most unusual table settings and foods! Good old ice cream in a bowl or a recently created cone was not unique enough for the elites. To delight their finicky customers, distinguished restaurants and specialty chefs began serving special ice cream creations which were molded in specialty molds! Many times the ice cream was colored to look like the actual novelty item, fruit or flower. Often the molded and colored ice cream looked too good to eat. Here are 4 antique molds from the late 1800's. They depict a heart, a spade, a club and a diamond from the traditional playing cards often played by Victorians to amuse themselves. Today we still play cards, wouldn't it be nice to have a molded ice cream as well. They also are great collectibles and unusual display items either closed or opened. The longest mold is the heart mold and it measures 8". This price is for all 4 antique pewter molds.