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Culver Ice Bucket

Sale price $139.40 Regular price $156.12

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A stunning Mid Century "Polka Dot" green and gold embossed ice bucket by Culver. This pattern feature a heavily embossed Polka Dot pattern against a vibrant enameled green and is simply stunning. The gold has an intention "crackle" design to it. This ice bucket is truly breath-taking.

Maker / era: Culver, Mid Century

A quick summary about this glassware maker: Culver was famous for their stunning decorative glassware in 22-karat gold – think lavish and opulent cocktailware of the 1950s and 60s. In the late 1950’s, Culver started the application of the 22-karat gold to their glassware. Fun fact: the super-heated, roll-on process of gold remains a secret today. Culver comes in a variety of patterns including gilded mushrooms, owls, cats, wildlife, Egyptian or Asian inspired design themes, holiday designs, sports motifs and many others. Their glassware bares several signatures (depending on the era) including "Culver Ltd" (Ltd = Limited), "Culver", and "Culver with a C inside a circle" (a copyright symbol). During the 1970s, many of Culver's glasses moved from the applied signature to a small gold foil sticker (that read: 22k Gold Culver Made in USA) that was often removed by the original buyer upon purchase. Culver stopped producing its gold overlay pieces in the 1980s.

Hallmarks: "Culver Ltd" can be found in gold cursive on the lower part of the ice bucket

Measurements: 4 3/4" tall by 5 3/4" in diameter

Condition: Very, very good vintage condition. The green enamel is vibrant as is the gold.

Please note: Mid Century glassware often has imperfections (i.e. tiny bubbles in the glass, or a "seam" from when the glass was being created, an extra spot of gold or enamel that made it on a clear part of the glass, etc -- purely the nature of vintage glassware). This ice bucket is in exception. There's what appears to be an opaque "wrinkle" in the very bottom of the ice bucket you can see when looking straight down inside the ice bucket. Again, purely the nature of Mid Century glassware. It is smooth to the touch but can be seen with the eye. Also please note: the gold overlay is referred to as a "gold crackle" (where you can see tiny little "lines" or "breaks" in the gold that resemble a "crackled" texture) -- this is intentional, it is not wear to the gold.

In short, this vintage ice bucket is in very good vintage condition and displays beautifully. Truly a stunning piece.

**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces to ensure safe delivery.

****Important to note pre-purchase: Buyers, please examine all photos carefully as we cannot accept returns due to the fragile nature (the possibility of breakage when being shipped back) of our vintage/antique pieces. Our items are true vintage pieces that might have manufacturers flaws, flaws from age, or imperfections in general from being vintage. We try to explain the condition/description in an accurate and thorough manner but we ask that you please examine all photos carefully and ask all questions before purchasing an item as we are unable to accept returns due to the risk of breakage. Cheers! L~