Monteith

Monteith

A large bowl to contain ice water for cooling wineglasses. The bowl has a scalloped rim. Wineglasses were suspended in the scallops by their feet so that their bowls could be cooled in the water. Monteiths, usually of silver but sometimes of glass, were popular in the late 17th and 18th centuries.

Alternate Spellings: 
monteiths
montieth
montieths