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An image of Ice-cream cooler (seau à glace) by Sèvres

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Title
Ice-cream cooler (seau à glace)
Year
1767
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
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
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.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 102 (colour illus.). cat.no. 131