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Retro Glass and Brass Ice Bucket – SOLD

12 Nov

Retro copper & brass ice bucket

Retro copper & brass ice bucket

It may be a bit on the small side, but this is one stylish ice bucket!! I love the mauve glass inner, and the classic combination of brass and wood that make up the holder. The metal tongs are a bit tarnished, as is the plastic disc that stops your ice sitting in melted water, but the rest of the set is in excellent condition! This is an unusual and fantastic quality ice bucket that you’re not likely to see again anytime soon.

Dimensions: 18cm tall (incl. handle) x 9cm in diameter

Price: R230

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Retro Copper Ice Bucket – SOLD

29 Jul

Small retro copper ice bucket

Small retro copper ice bucket

I just love this copper ice bucket!! Isn’t is so stylish? It’s made from solid copper and dates to sometime before 1979 – there was a ‘Made in Rhodesia’ sticker on the base which we’ve now removed – but my guess would actually be a fair bit earlier, sometime in the 1960s. There are a few marks here and there, but nothing major, and on the plus side the ice bucket has its original strainer, complete with star-shaped cut outs!

NB: This isn’t the largest ice bucket, so please pay attention to the dimensions below.

Dimensions: 17cm tall x 12cm in diameter

Price: R190

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Kartell Ice Bucket – SOLD

7 Jul

Kartell ice bucket

Kartell ice bucket

If I didn’t have proof I don’t think that you’d believe me when I told you how much these Kartell ice buckets sell for! They regularly go for around $80, but can go for as much as $140 – with our rubbish exchange rate that’s around R1700! Absolute madness! The plastic ice bucket, that comes in a variety of colours, was designed in the 1970s by Giotto Stoppino for Kartell. A clever design feature was the ice tongs that fitted neatly inside the lid. Sadly the tongs are missing from this ice bucket (I don’t think I’ve ever found one that has it’s tongs), and there are some scratches to the plastic which aren’t visible in the photos, but on the plus side the orange plastic is still nice and bright, and the plastic lining, which allows the melted ice to drain, is still there.

A classic 20th Century design in reasonably good condition – and going on internet prices, a bit of a bargain at just over R200!

Dimensions: 20cm tall x 23.5cm wide x 13cm deep

Price: R240

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Retro Ice Bucket – SOLD

17 Mar

Retro Bakke ice bucket

Retro Bakke ice bucket

I can’t seem to find anything online about this fabulous Bakke ice bucket, but going on the style and colours I’d guess that it dates to the mid-1950s. The ice bucket is deceptively light and seems to be made of a type of fiberglass with a polystyrene inner. There’s some wear to the outside of the ice bucket, but for its age, and considering the materials that it’s made out of,  it’s in surprisingly good nick!

P.S. The lid is quite a tight fit, and needs a strong grip to get it off, but at least that means it should do a good job of insulating the ice, and I think it’s a price worth paying for such an attractive ice bucket!

Dimensions: 20cm in diameter x 20cm tall

Price: R220

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Retro Novelty Ice Buckets – SOLD

2 Oct

Pair of novelty ice buckets

Pair of novelty ice buckets

You’ve got to love these retro novelty ice buckets! I’ve bought and sold the red apple ice bucket a few times, but I’ve never come across a yellow version before? Not quite sure what fruit it’s meant to be? Perhaps just a yellow apple – you do get them I suppose. I don’t think that these ice buckets were ever great quality, and being made of plastic they haven’t worn terribly well. The plastic is a bit scratched here and there, but I don’t think it’s the end of the world – these ice buckets are the epitome of ‘cheap and cheerful’, but cheerful they really are!

Dimensions: Each apples measures 24m tall (incl. stem) x 18cm in diameter (at its widest)

Price: R85 each

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Art Deco Thermos Ice Bucket – SOLD

20 May

Art deco Thermos ice bucket

Art deco Thermos ice bucket

It’s been absolutely ages since I’ve seen one of these Thermos ice buckets, so I had to stop myself from pushing people over to get to it when I spotted it in the corner of a shop the other day – and I’m not even kidding, I really was tempted! This version, Model 923, is a bit smaller than other versions that I’ve sold, but it’s just as lovely! It has it’s original strainer, so your ice won’t sit in water when it starts to melt, and aside from a ding on the lid, seems to be in pretty decent nick.

A truly beautiful piece of art deco design that would be a fantastic addition to a drinks trolley or display cabinet.

Dimensions: 17cm tall x 17cm in diameter

Price: R200

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