The hot days of summer are the perfect time …

The hot days of summer are the perfect time to enjoy ice cream! Most of us eat ice cream out of any bowl we grab from the cupboard. Serving this dessert in a footed bowl on an engraved glass tray, however, elevated both the status of the ice cream and the ritual of eating it. See this ice cream tray and other “Crystal City” treasures in our newly redesigned Crystal City Gallery

Ice Cream Tray in “Gravic Fruit” Pattern, T. G. Hawkes & Company (engraving), probably Dorflinger Glass Works (glass), Corning, New York, White Mills, Pennsylvania, United States, 1911-1915. Gift of Blake’s Antiques in memory of Carl C. Jansson. 84.4.119.