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Title

Ice-cream cooler (seau à glace)

1767


Artist

Sèvres

France

1756 -


About

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.


Details


Date

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


Artist information

Sèvres

Works in the collection

37


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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