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Mid Century French 1950s, Suze Aperitif Ice Bucket

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Tiggy
Tiggy & Pip
Tiggy & Pip is a vintage home décor shop by mother and son décor and interior design loving duo, Tiggy and Pip Coudray. With a shared love of all things French and vintage we opened our shop in 2011. Based in France, between Cognac and La Rochelle, we source unusual items from recent French and European history. Everyday French household items from the 1880's to 1980's which, although at one time were plentiful, are now increasingly rare and collectible. We source specialist props for films/photo shoots and interior designers. Many of our 'finds' are currently on display in a number of top New York restaurants and Hollywood apartments.

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This ice bucket was given to French bars and bistros in the 1950's as part of an advertising campaign for the Famous Suze Liqueur Aperitif. It's a great intimate size, perfect for a drinks cart, or to carry outside when celebrating the start of the weekend 'aux deux'. It is a 'must' for any collector of classic French bar ware. Ideal to hang outdoors as a lantern for garden parties, I've styled it his way in the photos to give you a 'feel' for how it looks outside hanging as a lantern. It is in great condition with no chips or cracks. It is made of very thick glass and the 'air bubbles' in the glass blowing process remain visible in places. There is some slight rust on the metal handle, which is to be expected with the age of the piece. It measures 12cms/4¾" diameter and stands 12.5cms/5" tall - excluding the handle. It has lots of 'frosted' panels and gadrooned sections and a patterned bottom (very typical of 1950's glass ware). The Famous SUZE APERITIF logo appears across the front. Suze is a French Bitters brand flavoured with gentian roots invented in Paris by Fernand Moureaux in 1885, normally drunk as an aperitif (early evening drink.) This ice bucket will be sent to you gift wrapped in cellophane, with a brand new candle (like the one in the photos) included. I have more of these gorgeous ice buckets here in my shop, if you'd like to buy more than one to display. Thanks for visiting, Tiggy x https://www.tiggyandpip.com

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