Glacier (Ice Cream Urn/Fruit Cooler)
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