Dictionary definitions and etymology illustrated from contemporary and classical literature (selected from 'A Book for Today').
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Monteith: A monteith is a clever punch bowl with a scalloped rim to allow the cups to be hung around the bowl. The designs were varied with some the cups hung by their handles and others by their feet. I remember a punch bowl from my youth with the ordinary shape and plastic hooks to accomplish the same purpose.
That large silve bowl is a Queen Anne monteith, dated 1720, and that was made by William Denny.