A stunning Shoji Trellis ice bucket by Imperial Glass Company. Truly a breath-taking piece. Made by Imperial Glass Co in the early 1960s, this ice bucket have real 22k gold in the paint. The Trellis pattern is simply stunning with its raised texture from top to bottom. This ice bucket is "footed" and has a very small footed base. Truly a stunning piece.
The Imperial Glass Company was founded in 1901 by Edward Muhleman, with production beginning in 1904. Their handmade glasswares were sold worldwide and were typically made of pressed glass patterns. Their "Shoji" line, which was manufactured from 1965 to 1974, gilded with real 22k gold and is the quintessential style of the Hollywood Regency Era.
Maker/year: Imperial Glass Company, 1965-1974
Hallmarks: This ice bucket has the embossed "IG" hallmark on the bottom as well as its original foil sticker. Measurements: just shy of of 5" tall x by a tad over 5 1/4" in diameter
Condition: Very good vintage condition. This ice bucket has been in a display cabinet for years and didn't see much actual use. The gold is vibrant. There's some very minor gold loss (likely due to time/age and not actual use or possibly from not getting "filled in" fully during the time of creation, very common for the Shoji line, where gold didn't get full filled in as heavily in a few areas) on the very bottom rim. See photos #7 and #8. The glass clarity is pristine, no cloudiness. No chips or any kind. Please note: you can feel a "seam" on the bottom of the ice bucket (see photo #8), purely due to the way this glassware was manufactured. It's very subtle but we like to mention every detail when it comes to our vintage pieces.
In short, this ice bucket is in very good vintage condition with very mild signs of age. It displays beautifully.
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).
**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces well to ensure safe delivery. Please note: we are not making a penny on shipping. We pack our items securely to ensure safe arrival ( (especially our glassware, which means a larger, heavier box)! This ice bucket will be double-boxed to ensure safe arrival If you buy multiple pieces/sets, we will combine shipping if possible (glassware sets typically ship in their own box to ensure safe arrival) and will reimburse you for any shipping overages.
****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 or damage 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/damage.