Ice Cream Pail, Meissen ca. 1730; mounts ca. 1780-90. Towards the end of the 18th century, the jars were fitted with gilt-bronze mounts which necessitated removing the porcelain handles, thus altering their appearance and function.
Antique Hot Air Balloon Samovar c. 1790 A samovar; literally "self-boiler", is a heated metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water. Since the heated water is typically used to make tea, many samovars have a ring-shaped attachment around the chimney to hold and and heat a teapot filled with tea concentrate