Mappin & Brothers Crystal and Silver Plated Ice Bucket with Lid


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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Beautiful ice bucket in the precious ground crystal; the shaped handle, the frame on the edge and the lid finely engraved, are Silver Plated; for its execution has been used crystal with a percentage of lead of 30% (a material, developed in England by George Ravenscroft in the second half of the seventeenth century), very bright and transparent; The bucket has been embellished with graceful and delicate floral grindings in perfect Victorian style, made by hand and with meticulous care using small circular stone wheels, while the large stars and the pods starting from the bottom have been cut, ground and polished; with these old and complex techniques, the Mastercraftsman has created a pleasant contrast with extraordinary reflections; the sturdy handle is shaped with refinement and the lid is finely hand engraved with Victorian motifs. Inside the lid is a mark certifying that the item was made in 1858 by silversmith Joseph Mappin & Brothers in the city of Sheffield. The company traces its origins back to 1775 when Jonathan Mappin opened a silverware workshop in Sheffield, an important center of the English silver trade. Over time, other family members joined the company, which became "Mappin & Brothers", producing various silverware, flatware, and mounted crystals in Sterling Silver and Silver Plated. In 1862 Mappin was also joined by his brother-in-law George Webb and thus was born "Mappin Webb & Co." whose importance and reputation quickly spread throughout the United Kingdom and the world. Our ice bucket, with its delightful and graceful shape, tells us these wonderful stories and is a unique identity item full of elegance and sophistication. The bucket is in excellent condition. Measures diameter cm.13, height cm.24. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.

Current list price: €420,00

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19th century (1800-1899)
Place of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm):
24H x 13DI
Dimensions (inch):
9,45H x 5,12DI
Creator / Artist:
Mappin & Webb
Crystal, Silver plated
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The bucket is in excellent condition.
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