Champagne Bucket Wine Cooler Antique French around 100+ years old (estimated). This is a truly superb Champagne bucket or wine cooler. It looks very much like it was originally silver plated but as I do not have a. Means of testing for silver I can't confirm that. What I do know is that in the late 19th century or early 20th, (read below), this would.
Have been something which only the very wealthy would have been able to afford. I imagine it was created for a rich chateau owner or somebody of great importance. It's made of brass and the design is hand hammered. The plating has worn away in many. Areas through years of polishing, leaving this interesting colour mix of brass and the plating.
I took it to the Atelier du Cuivre in Villedieu les Poeles, which is the main centre for copper and brass. Maintenance and repairs in France and had the base professionally re-soldered on to the upper part. Asking about the possible origin of this item, they commented that they. Had not seen one before and that it was most likely at least 100 years old. They have seen 1000's of items over the years and so I suspect this one is quite rare or unique.
The 1st and 2nd photos shows 8 standard bottles of champagne with a standard sized Bollinger close-by. The next 2 photos show a Nebuchadnezzar - 15 litres or the equivalent of 20 standard bottles. The next photo shows a Rehoboam 4.5 litres and a magnum 1.5 litres together. In summary, it would hold: 8-9 standard bottles 2 or maybe 3 Jeroboam - please do your own research or. Give me the circumference of 3 Jeroboam if you need to verify this size 2 Rehoboam 2 Methusaleh 1 Balthazar and 1 Nebuchadnezzar as shown in the photos Dimensions: Weight 5.5 lbs - 2.459 kg Top diameter 16.6 inches - 423 mm Height 10.5 inches - 268 mm Base diameter 8.25 inches - 210 mm Depth internally 7.36 inches - 187mm The bottles in the photographs are not included in this sale.
This item is not subject to duty if imported into the US. The place to determine this is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule. It will take you to the appropriate section which reads. Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of copper. Pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like, of copper; etc.And a couple of inches below that it mentions: 02 Of copper-zinc base alloys (brass). This will be carefully and generously packaged, insured to it's full value, sent signed for and tracked to your destination. I will send you the tracking code and web link as soon as the item is on its way. Packages are sent out within 24 hours on weekdays or 48 hours if the item sells on Saturday/Sunday.
Items are regularly being delivered to the States and Canada in 6 - 8 days. If it does take a day or two longer (public holidays, etc), please bear with me. I invite you to check out my very much appreciated recent feed backs. The item "Champagne Bucket Wine Cooler French Antique Nebuchadnezzar or 8 standard bottles" is in sale since Friday, July 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Barware\Ice Buckets".The seller is "baysalestrading" and is located in Guémené sur Scorff. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia.