Ice cream dish

Ice cream dish
Object name 
Ice cream dish
Date 
1877-1878
Medium 
Silver
Description 
Embodying the extravagant excess of the Gilded Age, this exotic ice cream dish was part of a 1,250-piece dinner service commissioned from Tiffany & Co. by “silver king” John W. Mackay (1831-1902) for his wife, Marie Louise Hungerford Mackay (1843-1928).
Credit Line 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mr. John Mackay
Object Number 
1980.14
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group