Silver-plated ice bucket from the renowned French champagne maker, De Castellane. The De Castellane champagne house was founded in 1895 and is still drunk with enthusiasm today.
This bucket, embossed with the name of this notable champagne house, would have been used by hotels and restaurants, and not sold for use by the general public. It dates from the early decades of the 1900s.
The bucket has tons of shabby-chic appeal. The silver plate has worn off in places, with the golden coloring of the brass bucket showing through and touches of verdigris here and there. It has some bumps and bruises, but still remains watertight.
Used as an ice bucket as originally intended, or re-purposed as cache-pot for a plant or flower, or kitchen utensil catch-all, this advertising pail has got years of service left to offer!
Measurements: 8" high and a top diameter of 7½". Note I also have a petite version of this bucket currently listed in my shop.
Art Deco Silver Plated Metal French Champagne Bucket - Ice Pail - Wine Cooler