Ice Dish

Double-bellied circular bowl on an ogee-domed pedestal base fitted with a removable hemispherical liner drilled with 18 holes arranged into two concentric circles around one at center. Die-rolled bands of oval bosses and bellflowers, in two sizes, are at rim of bowl and bottom edge of circular foot. Flat-chased and repousse decoration on upper half of bowl features a pair of opposing C scrolls from which bands of flowers and leaves extend around to the opposite side. No marks. Centerpoint visible on rounded bottom of bowl.
Currently not on view
Object Name
dish, ice
date made
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 6 in x 6 11/16 in; 15.24 cm x 17.018 cm
overall: 5 7/8 in x 6 5/8 in; 14.9225 cm x 16.8275 cm
place made
United States
place used
United States: Georgia, Macon
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Ellen Washington Bellamy
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