This is a very adorable little antique ice pail.
It dates to the later 19th century or early 20th century and is very simple and stylish in form.
The main body of the ice pail is made of a plain thick clear glass - which is enlivened by the inclusion of an engraved star decoration in the base.
There is a beautifully made silver plate collar around the rim and a fine swing handle.
There is a little maker's mark on the side of one of the brackets (as photographed). This mark shows a little cupid with his bow and contained within a shield. This mark was used by the celebrated Birmingham silversmith, John Grinsell - who made many of these fitments for ice pails and smaller domestic wares.
A handy little piece of service ware - handy for chilling smaller items on your more formal dining table - of a little individual bottle of fizz.
The little ice pail is in excellent vintage condition with no scratching to the interior etc - the silver plate is all present with no losses (it might look a little gold in tone in a couple of my images - but rest assured it is without losses to the plate).
It is being sent to you all nice and shiny - and indeed I even have a little silver spoon (not original to the pail) which I will include with the sale so if you wish to use it as a little serving pot instead - you could also do this.
The rim diameter measures 3 1/2 inches.
It pail is 3 1/2 inches tall and 6 inches to the top of the handle when held.
It will be sent to you with Royal Mail Recorded Delivery - this will cost £4.95 and applied to your order at the checkout.