Piemonte Ice Bucket with Lid - 19 cm Diameter - Handcrafted in Italy - Pewter
The elegant Piemonte Ice Bucket with Lid, handcrafted by artisans in Northern Italy using the finest Italian pewter, is the ideal accessory for serving chilled drinks in the home or bar, keeping ice cold for long periods, and ideal for alcoholic mixed drinks and soft drinks alike.
Ice buckets and ice pails (strictly speaking a lidded bucket is known as a pail) have been used since the late 17th Century by the aristocracy throughout Europe, for both cooling drinks and also for cooling ice cream ready for serving. In Britain, ice would be made available all-year round by specialist merchants who imported it from Scandinavia and Baltic ports, as well as harvested from local frozen rivers and lakes during the cold winter and spring months, and stored in specialist ice-houses.
Ice really was a luxury during the Georgian and early-mid Victoria eras, and only the aristocracy and nobility could afford it; after all, who else could afford to pay for something that disappears so quickly! That all changed by the late Victorian era, with the introduction of cooling systems, prompting Mark Twain to write: “…in my time, ice was jewelry; none but the rich could wear it. But anybody and everybody can have it now”. Ice buckets became very popular in the early 20th Century due to the popularity in cocktail drinking and were an essential piece of barware equipment.
The elegant Piemonte Pewter Ice Bucket with Lid is the perfect home entertaining accessory; placed on the tabletop next to glasses and beverages, guests can help themselves, without the host continually running to the freezer for more ice. The Ice Bucket with Lid is complemented by other Cosi Tabellini drinkware accessories, including the Piemonte Ice Spoon, and the Sirmione Ice Tongs.
Size: Height 22 cm x Diameter 19 cm
Weight: 2050 g
Materials Used: Pewter
Designers: Alberto Tabellini & David Reiss
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100% Lead Free
All Cosi Tabellini Pewter is 100% lead-free, so it is totally food & drink safe, and is both EU and US FDA approved.
Cosi Tabellini pieces come gift-boxed with a guarantee card and instructions on how to care for pewter.