This WMF ice bucket is made of silverplate and frosted, crackle glass. It measures 8-1/4" long, 5-3/8 " wide and 4" tall to the top of the rim and 6-7/8" tall to the top of the boy's hat.The mark is WMF B, the B is a mark for Britannia- metal. The silverplate Greenaway figure holds the ice tongs and is 2-7/8 " tall. The original ice tongs are missing and I have substituted another. The glass pattern is meant to resemble ice cubes and is often used in WMF ice buckets. So clever! The figure may have been resoldered to the long piece which crosses the ice bucket. Scratches here and there,and some minor areas of wear can be seen on the rim. This is a unique combination of figural silverplate and glass, and thus has much appeal. Similar ice pails can be found in the 1906 catalog Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork from Wurttembergische MetallwarenFabril ( WMF).
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