This is a beautiful 19th century American pewter chocolate/ice cream/butter mold. The mold is in the shape of an axe head with the relief-cast figure of George Washington on the surface. The mold is marked by the firm of E & Co. of New York, #1093. The mold measures approx. 3 ½ inches x 3 ¾ inches.
Ice cream molds were popular in the early 1900s and came in a wide variety of subjects, from fruits and vegetables, through common household items like shoes and floral bouquets, to more esoteric items like playing cards and fraternal lodge insignia, and even popular holiday figures like George Washington (July 4), a witch (Halloween) and Santa (Christmas).