More ice bowls from back when ice was exciting. An ice cream bowl that snuck in when I wasn’t looking. American. Granted it was an over the top time for many but who wouldn’t like to have silver walruses guarding their ice cubes?

Ice bowl with two polar bears. 1870.
Ice bowl with two polar bears, engraved “Presented to William R. Highby Esq. as a mark of esteem by N. A. Baldwin, J. B. Stebens, Eugene Thorn, H. C. Baldwin, and R. C. Livingston. Made in 1870 and presented in 1872. Presented in connection with Alaska having become part of the United States in 1867. Sterling silver with a frosted finish. Tiffany, New York, maker. Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2016/orfevrerie-boites-or-objets-vitrine-pf1602/lot.84.html
"Polar" ice bowl. ca. 1870.
“Polar” ice bowl with a motif of polar bears, ice chunks and icicles. Made to celebrate the 1867 purchase of the Alaska Territory. ca. 1870. Sterling silver. Gorham Manufacturing Company, Providence, Rhode Island, maker. Image © 2019 Spencer Marks Ltd, Southampton. Fair use license. via https://www.spencermarks.com/products/gorham-antique-sterling-silver-polar-ice-bowl-providence-ri-c-1870
Serving dish from the MacKay dinner service with an elephant leg motif. ca. 1878.rvice. c.
Serving dish from the MacKay dinner service with an elephant leg motif. Exhibited at the Paris 1878 International Exposition. ca. 1878. Parcel gilt sterling silver. Tiffany and Company, maker. Image © 2019 Spencer Marks Ltd, Southampton. Fair use license. via https://www.spencermarks.com/products/tiffany-co-parcel-gilt-antique-sterling-ice-cream-service-from-the-mackay-service-nyc-c-1978
Japanese style ice bowl with walruses that were probably modeled by Eugene J. Soligny. 1877.
Japanese style ice bowl with walruses that were probably modeled by Eugene J. Soligny. 1877. Parcel gilt silver. Tiffany and Company, maker. Image © 2019 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2012/americana-vo-n08950/lot.194.html

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