Monteith and Stand – Curators’ Pick
Brian Gallagher, curator of decorative arts, tells us about this peculiar object found at Mint Museum Randolph.
A monteith was used to cool wine glasses, which were suspended upside down into iced water. The glass stems rested in the monteith’s notches. This particular monteith and stand were made for Thomas Lamb (1753–1813), a Boston shipping merchant who was very active in the early years of the American China trade.