magnificent pair vintage english wine champagne coolers buckets by elkington

Magnificent Pair Vintage English Wine / Champagne Coolers Buckets by Elkington



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A truly fine pair of vintage English silver plated wine coolers or buckets both in the form of a coopered wooden pail or bucket with handles to each side.
Just back from our silversmith, professionally polished to shine with all scratches etc. removed to create a smart and novel pair ready to use (normal wear to inside base commensurate with age).
The underside of each is marked by the creme de la creme of English silversmith's Elkington and Co. Being Elkington they can be dated by the letter a to 1961, mid-century modern in era.
Each measures 7 3/4" in diameter handle to handle x 9" tall to top of handles.
Elkington & Co. are one of the most important names in English silver and certainly the most important in silver plate. They began life in Birmingham as a company of silversmiths in 1836, and experimented with improving gilding techniques. By 1838 they had discovered and patented a new way to electroplate one metal on to the surface of another. By 1840 production was already underway with silver electroplated wares. The company received financial backing from Josiah Mason in 1842 (renaming the firm Elkington, Mason & Co between 1842 and 1861) and was extremely successful. It introduced electrotyping as a new method of production for silver plated items. Elkington & Co exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with enormous success
In 1885 Elkington registered designs by Christopher Dresser. Dresser's designs included tea services, sugar bowls, claret jugs, kettles, cruet stands, baskets, a tureen and a tankard. His models are recorded in Elkington's silver and plated ware pattern-books.
Elkington held Royal Warrants for Queen Victoria, King Edward VI, King George V, King Edward VIII and King George VI. The Elkington & Co. name is still in use today as manufacturers under the auspices of British Silverware Ltd.
Item ID: 41089
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Height = 22.9 cm (9")
Width = 19.7 cm (8")
Depth = 19.7 cm (8")

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