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.
This stylish, 1970's, mid century 'Suze Gentiane' ice bucket would have been given to French bars/bistros as advertising publicity and makes a great gift for any collector of retro French barware.
I've been using fabulous ice buckets, like this one, as candle holders for many years, as their thick glass makes them ideal to hang outdoors as lanterns for garden parties, so I've styled it his way in the photos to give you a 'feel' for how it looks outside as a lantern.
This ice bucket has seen some action in French bars and bistros over the years and has a couple of slight 'nicks' on the lip (nothing that you can see at normal viewing distance), there is also some slight loss of patina on the metal handle, which is to be expected with the age of the piece, and adds to its authenticity.
It measures 11cms/4½" diameter and stands 12.5cms/5" tall - excluding the handle- It has a 'frosted' band at the top and the instantly recognisable 'SUZE' Logo, characterised by the yellow lettering with bold black outline. The 'S GENTIANE' logo sits beneath the word 'SUZE' at the front of the bucket.
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,