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.
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
On loan from Kenneth Reed