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Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Ice-cream cooler (seau à glace)

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

With four matching compotiers (L2012.173, L2012.174, L2012.175, L2012.176), this piece comes from the dessert element of a mixed service (ie with differently decorated dinner and dessert components) delivered to the comte du Châtelet-Lomont on 31 December 1767. A liner (now missing) would have contained ice-cream or sorbet and would have been seated in ice. The deep rim of the cover is also designed to contain ice.

Year
1767
Media
Ceramic
Medium
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions
18.9 x 22.7 x 19.9 cm :
a - cooler; 12.6 x 22.7 x 19.1 cm
b - lid; 7 x 19.9 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.172.a-b