Sévres Crystal Ice BucketA spectacular mid century Champagne bucket/wine cooler made of heavy lead crystal in flowing shapes. Made by the glassworks of Cristalleries de Vannes-le-Châtel and acid etched on the base 'Sévres France'. In wonderful condition with the original paper label for Sévres still in place.Enquire
A lot of French 1960’s and 70’s clear lead crystal art glass comes from the Vannes Le Châtel glassworks. They began the production of (lead) crystal pieces in 1963. During this time through to the end of the 1970's, they produced for Cristal de Sévres and Daum.
Dimensions: 23 cm/9 inches diameter (at the top) and 23 cm/9 inches tall.
The crystal glass manufacturer Sèvres Crystal originates from some of the greatest figures in French history. Its original owner was King Louis XV, but the iconic firm was created on the initiative of his official mistress, Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, who fell in love with the beautiful pieces that came from its workshops.A renowned patron of the arts, the beautiful Marquise— known as Madame de Pompadour—moved the factory from Paris to her palace of Bellevue, Sèvres, in 1750. Under her patronage, the Sèvres name blossomed and gained international prestige for its designs created by notable artists of the time. Under the direction of Abel-François Poisson Vandières, Marquis de Marigny and brother of Madame de Pompadour, the Royal Manufacture of Sèvres dedicated its entire production of crystal, earning a prestigious clientele throughout Europe, from royal houses and noble courtiers to wealthy merchants and bankers. Sèvres crystal is not only coveted for its brightness and elegant lines, but also for the experience and know-how of more than two centuries of tradition.#This item is now sold.
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