This is a lovely vintage French heavy cut glass or crystal ice bucket.
It is unsigned but on a stylistic basis - I am attributing it to being a fine piece of French glass - possibly or probably made by Baccarat. There do not appear to be any maker's marks on the piece. Regardless, it is a very beautifully made piece and of interest to the specialist collector.
It will possibly date to the early to mid 20th century when these pieces of Classically-inspired glassware were very much in favour with Baccarat.
The clear body is thick glass or crystal and is deeply engraved with a beautiful and very fine geometric pattern and a hobnail pattern all over. The glass section is in excellent condition with no losses and no nibbles of any kind to the glass
The glass is a pail shape and flares out slightly to the rim - the rim has a bronze or ormolu gilt metal mount - decorated all over with tiny palmettes and Neo-Classical patterns. The pail stands on a base with geometric patterns and three lion pad feet, as photographed.
Dimensions: Overall height is 5 1/4 inches. The diameter of the rim at the top is 4 3/4 inches. The diameter of the base of the pail is about 3 1/4 inches.
All the gilt mounts are in excellent condition as well with no damage to them.
Please also see my French Empire desk clip - which came to me with this pail. Both items are of fine antique quality.
It will have to be posted to you on the UK with Royal Mail Special Next Day Recorded Mail - so that it is fully insured in transit. It could be posted to the States etc - that will probably be around £25. Please check with me about this.