This is a fabulous vintage 'W. Gisselbrecht' Vin D'Alsace' ice bucket /wine cooler from the 1970's.
Now iconic and very collectible these ice buckets were a promotional item, never for sale to the general public, given to restaurants, bars and bistros all over France to promote this brand of Vin D'Alsace Crémants and Grand Crus, a popular Champagne alternative.
Alsatian wine bottles are a classic, tall flute shape so this ice bucket is perfect for cooling the traditional, elegant, bottles associated with this wine growing region.
This ice bucket is in excellent condition and, considering its age, there is very little damage to the metal. It has obviously seen some action in French bars and bistros over the years but is still in remarkably good condition. It has no major dents, just some scratches across the surface, consistent with use and some discoloration on the inside, from years of holding ice and water, it has many, many years of service still to offer.
It has sturdy handles with 'rings', making it easy to carry without needing to touch the cold bucket.
The bucket stands 26cms (10¼") tall and is tapered measuring 11.5cms (4½") diameter at the bottom and 19cms (7½") diameter at the top. It is lightweight at 400gms/14 ozs.
I have left this bucket exactly as I found it, without cleaning it because I love the authentic patina of its vintage appearance.
Here's a bit of history for you.
The Gisselbrecht family has been producing wines in Alsace since the 17th century. Today the family owns 17 hectares of Vineyards in the best locations of Dambach la Ville and surroundings. The village of Dambach la Ville is located in the middle of the famous wine producing Alsace region. The Wines remain in the cellar after bottling at least one year in order to allow them to reach perfect maturity. A special attention is dedicated to the Grands Crus.
A stylish and chic way to add glamour to your drinks party!......................
...........You just need to provide the Champagne!..............
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