Three rare Bristol porcelain ice cups and stand
Modelled after the Sèvres tasses à glace sur plateau Bouret, comprising of a stand and three ice-cream or sorbet cups, each finely enamelled with scattered flower sprays within gilt dentil rims, the cups with ear-shaped gilt enriched scroll handles, the stand with lobed rim and double-foot rim. Very few ice cups are known and this is the only stand recorded.
bX mark and numeral 9
Diameter of stand 8.5 inches Height of cups 3 inches
Provenance:- Robert Williams, London, 1974.
An additional cup of this description and possibly painted by the same hand is illustrated by F. Severne MacKenna, Champions Bristol Porcelain, fig. 32.