A pair of elegant Clignancourt porcelain ice pails painted with roses in grisaille within broad bands of orchid, a pink or purple color. They have gilded handles and gilded pineapple finials.
Ice pails were also called fruit coolers. They were the 18th and 19th century equivalent of today’s ice cream maker. Traditionally placed on the sideboard in the dining room, the base was filled with ice, the liner filled with cream and occasionally cut fruit. Additional ice was placed on the high walled cover. At the end of the meal the Hostess would serve iced cream.
Clignancourt is French hard-paste porcelain. The factory was established in 1775 at Rue de Clignancourt, Paris. One of this pair of ice pails is marked “M” for Monsieur, brother of King Louis XVI and patron of Clignancourt Porcelain. Upon succeeding to the throne as the King of France in 1814 he became Louis XVIII.
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H 13.5 in. x Dm 8.5 in.
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