monteith

Large silver or sometimes ceramic bowl with a notched or scalloped rim which appeared in late 17thC Britain and Europe. It was initially used to cool wine glasses, which were suspended over ice or in iced water from notches around the rim. Later examples often have a detachable rim, allowing the bowl also to be used for serving punch.

Monteith

• (n.) See Monteth. • (n.) A vessel in which glasses are washed; -- so called from the name of the inventor. • (n.) A kind of cotton handkerchief having a uniform colored ground with a regular pattern of white spots produced by discharging the color; -- so called from the Glasgow manufactures.
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Monteith

Mon·teith' noun A kind of cotton handkerchief having a uniform colored ground with a regular pattern of white spots produced by discharging the color; -- so called from the Glasgow manufactures.
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Monteith

A bowl with a scalloped rim to allow 10 or 12 drinking glasses to hang by the foot into iced water for chilling.Later catalogued as Montiffs.
Found on http://www.glamorganantiques.co.uk/glossaryglass.htm

Monteith

A circular or oval bowl with a scalloped rim, which allows several wine-glasses to be suspended by the foot, with the bowls immersed in iced water to cool them before use (see Wine-glass cooler)
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Monteith

A cooler for wine glasses, resembling a punch bowl but with a notched rim to suspend the glasses by their feet cooling in iced water. First found c.1680 and fashionable for about 40 years. More
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Monteith

a large bowl on foot with (removable) scalloped rim for serving drink. Rim was used to support glasses. 17th-18th century.
Found on http://www.myfamilysilver.com/pages/glossary.aspx?glossaryType=67
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