Glacier (Ice Cream Urn/Fruit Cooler)

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Neoclassical style, 1790-1810

Part of Rebecca Dorsey Ridgely’s French porcelain service decorated with cornflower sprigs, this fashionable urn has a separate interior bowl to hold ices or fruit. The outer urn was filled with ice to keep the dessert chilled.

Porcelain. a) H 33, Dia 24.7 cm ; b) H 13.3, Dia 17.8 cm; c) H 10.2, Dia 22.2 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 14784