1940's Champagne Wine Bucket - Newport Gorham Silverplate P706
Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Founded in Providence, Rhode Island in the 1830s, Gorham Silver was synonymous with high quality, elegant and sophisticated silversmithing. With a store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, collections held by the White House and a stable of ardent admirers from around the world, Gorham Silver remained a leader in the industry until the 1960's when the company was purchased by Textron and the once superior level of quality started to decrease. This 1940's Champagne/Wine Cooling bucket is the epitome of elegance with its floral rim, decorative handles, and classic shape. The rim on edge dips slightly creating a bib-like effect that shows off the embossed rim, which gives it unique character as most Gorham bar buckets features a flat rim all the way around.
- Decorative embossed rim of scrolls and flowers
- Sturdy decorative handles
- Slight dip in rim edge
- Authentically tarnished patina
In lovely, fully functional condition that can be polished if you prefer it shiny. Very well constructed with thick walls, base, handles, and rim. Not sure what adventure led it to having a dip in the rim, but we are hoping it was a fabulous 1940s party that lasted for days and included an army of champagne bottles.
Measures !0" inches (height) x 9" inches (diameter). Holds one bottle of champagne plus ice or one 1.5L of wine with ice.
In addition to its traditional use as a cooler for white wines and bubblies, this big beauty also makes a lovely vessel for plants and floral arrangements as well as a table centerpiece for seasonal collections like pine cones, pumpkins, berries, etc. Creativity is also called into action, outside of the kitchen, by using it as a holder for other household items like guest towels, firewood starter pieces, art supplies or as a simple display piece.