This is a fabulous vintage 'De Sousa et Fils' Champagne Ice Bucket /Wine Cooler from the 1970's.
The De Sousa House in Avize is located in the heart of the prestigious “Côte des Blancs.” For three generations, this Champagne has been produced on renowned soils listed as Grands Crus such as Avize, Cramant and Oger. Erick De Sousa is a third generation, famous and high quality Champagne producer based in Department 51, Avize, classified 'Grand Cru'.
This ice bucket bears the famous, and instantly recognizable, 'DE SOUSA et FILS, 51 AVIZE' Champagne Logo, on both sides, that matched the logos on their champagne bottles in the 1970's.
It has obviously seen some action in French bars and bistros over the years but is still in remarkably good condition. Considering its age it has no major dents, just odd 'dints'. It has scratches across the surface, consistent with use, from years of holding ice and water, but it has many, many years of service still to offer. One of the labels is slightly delaminated at the edges, but is not loose.
It has sturdy 'ring' handles, making it easy to carry.
The bucket stands 20cms (7¾") tall and is tapered measuring 13.5cms (5½") diameter at the bottom and 20cms (7¾") diameter at the top. It is lightweight at 400gms/0.8lbs.
I have left this bucket exactly as I found it, without cleaning it because I love the authentic patina of its vintage appearance.
A stylish and chic way to add glamour to your drinks party!......................
...........You just need to provide the Champagne!..............
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