Silver, silverplate and Sheffield plate wine coolers (also known as ice buckets or ice pails) accomodate only one bottle and are designed to sit on the table, in contrast to the much larger timber versions which hold many bottles and sit on the floor. Shapes vary from a plain bucket to a more elaborate vase or urn shape and often include an interior container to hold the ice and bottle, and handles to the side to assist on moving. Most wine coolers were manufactured from around the 1770s to the Victorian period.
An Arts & Crafts silver plated wine cooler, circa: 1900, with maker's mark for Barker Brothers, the twin handled straight-sided vessel with a cushion border and with medallions to the collar and an everted rim, in a fine hammered finish throughout,
A pair of Regency Sheffield plate wine coolers, circa 1830, the fine urn style buckets with leafy shell cast rims, a reeded central section and handles embellished with grape vine embellishments, raised upon pedestal feet; with removable central sections e
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