Jatte à glace (ice cream pail) from the Rohan service
On View In:
Gallery 317
Artist:   Sèvres Porcelain Factory  
Title:   Jatte à glace (ice cream pail) from the Rohan service  
Date:   1771  
Medium:   Porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration  
Dimensions:   7 7/8 x 9 1/8 x 7 7/8 in. (20 x 23.18 x 20 cm)  
Credit Line:   The William Hood Dunwoody Fund  
Location:   Gallery 317  

This ice cream pail, or jatte à glace was used to keep ice cream chilled. Ice or ice water filled the space between the liner, which held the ice cream, and the main body of the pail.

Name:   Sèvres Porcelain Factory  
Role:   Manufacturer  
Life Dates:   Paris, est. 1756  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Marks 'LSL', in script; 'PLR', in gold, under handles  
Classification:   Ceramics  
Physical Description:   ice pail with removable bowl inside; on the blue ground of body and cover are medallions reserved in white and wreathed in gold, painted with birds in a landscape; the twisted handle of the lid is covered with gold lines and a row of gold leaves encircles the deep outer ridge of the cover; the body of the bowl rests on three, bun-shaped feet; ice was placed between the body and the liner and inside the lid to keep ice cream cold inside  
Creation Place:   Europe, France, , , Sèvres  
Accession #:   44.42.8a-c  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts