MONTEITH, the name given to a large bowl, often made of silver, with a movable rim and scalloped edges, from which wine glasses, punch ladle, etc., could be hung, so that they might be cooled in the water with which it was filled. According to Anthony Wood (Life and Times, iii. 84, quoted in the New English Dictionary) the name was given to the bowl from a " fantastical Scot . . . Monsieur Monteigh who . . . wore the bottome of his cloake or coate so notched," i.e. scalloped.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)