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Title

Ice-cream cooler (seau à glace)

1767

Artist

Sèvres

France

1756 -

  • 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
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.172.a-b
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Sèvres

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  • 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.

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