Maker: French

Material: Porcelain (Old Paris)

Date: ca. 1840

Size: H. 6”


2014.05.47 EL The Mr. and Mrs. Franck Kaiser, Sr. Collection

Elegant multi-piece sets of French china were augmented with elaborate service pieces such as this fruit bowl. Pieces such as this one were used towards the end of the meal, after the table had been cleared and once the dessert/fruit course had been set.  The most unusual feature of this bowl is that it contains a reservoir to catch water from chipped ice laid upon the fruit in an effort to keep the fruit cool.  


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Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue 

Nashville, TN 37212


1900 Belmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37212


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The architecture of Belmont Mansion makes it one of the most significant homes of 19th century Tennessee.

Sold by the Acklen family in 1887, the house went to a developer who began one of Nashville’s early suburbs.

It was then purchased by two women who in 1890 started a college which evolved into Belmont University. Today the Belmont Mansion Association, which was formed in 1972, owns the collection, runs the museum, and shares this unique story of 19th century Nashville with visitors from far and near.

Photos by Ed Houk