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Sterling Silver Ice Buckets / Pails- Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Victorian English sterling silver ice buckets/pails with ice tongs; an addition to our antique wine and drink related silverware collection

SKU: C4194

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These exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver ice buckets / pails have a subtly tapering cylindrical form.

The surface of each piece is embellished with contemporary engraved monogram initials 'AA', below a coronet*.

The upper portion of each piece is encircled with an impressive cast and applied tied reed decorated border.

Each pail is fitted with a pair of cast sterling silver hand pieces, ornamented with lobed, leaf style designs to the upper plateau.

These Victorian ice buckets are presented with fine and impressive associated antique sterling silver ice tongs; one pair bears the London hallmarks for Henry Holland (of Holland, Aldwinckle & Slater) in 1867.

The second pair was assayed in Exeter in 1854 and crafted by Josiah Williams & Co (James & Josiah Williams) and is embellished with the contemporary engraved initials 'MP' to the bridge.

* This style of coronet pertains to a Peerage Baron / Lord of Parliament (Scotland).

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Date: 1897


These antique silver ice buckets are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Each piece has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each pail and interior of each pair of tongs are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique Victorian silverware.


Ice Buckets

Length across handles 11.7cm/4.6"

Diameter 9.6cm/3.8"

Height 10.5cm/4.1"


Length 14.4cm/5.7"

Total Weight

23.2 troy ounces/721g

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