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Vintage Silverplate Blackpool Catering College Champagne Bucket

Vintage Silverplate Blackpool Catering College Champagne Bucket

$450.00

Situated along England's northwest Irish Sea coast, is the seaside resort town of Blackpool. It was a sleepy little hamlet until the mid-1700s, when it became fashionable in England to travel to the coast during the summer months and bathe in the salty sea waters on the town's 7 miles of sandy beaches. When a railway was built in 1840 connecting Blackpool with the industrialized cities in the north of England, it became a major city center.

As a result, the Blackpool and the Fylde College was founded in 1892. Still considered among the top Universities in the U.K., the school has long been renowned for its Hospitality and Catering program, once known simply as The Blackpool Catering College. Here, students have been taking courses such as Professional Cookery, Beverage Service, Patisserie and Confectionery, and Meat and Poultry Skills for over 100 years.

From the Blackpool Catering College, we are pleased to offer this Vintage Silverplate Champagne Bucket.  Exquisitely crafted by Britain's premier silversmith Mappin  & Webb, this stunning champagne bucket is stamped with the initials "BCC" in reference to the famed college from which it originates. Once lovingly used by England's most celebrated catering students, this handsome bucket will certainly make a stunning addition to your collection.


Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. 8 1/2" x 8".

Learn More about Hotel Silver

Once found in Grand Hotels, chic cafés, elegant restaurants as well as luxury steamships and the dining cars of the great locomotives, vintage hotel silver beautifully evokes the Golden Age of Travel. Enduringly crafted using sturdy nickel silver as its base metal and coated with a thick plating of pure, gleaming silver, vintage hotel silver is unmistakeable for its simple, classic lines and its pleasing heft. Often crested with the name of the establishment, the pieces bear the gentle, lovely patina often referred to as a “butler’s finish”.

Produced by the great silversmiths here in the United States, as well as those in Britain and on the Continent, most hotel silver dates from the 1920s to the 1940s. Prized for its perfect blend of form and function, hotel silver was made to withstand the rigors of daily use. Highly collectible, vintage hotel silver is a wonderful addition to any home.

Evoking the days of elegant travel, there are many new ways that hotel silver can be enjoyed. A milk pitcher or sugar basin makes an elegant vase for flowers or fresh herbs on the kitchen counter. A collection of oval platters adds sparkle and depth in a hutch when not being called into service for a buffet or dinner party. A toast rack becomes the perfect way to display photographs, hold fingertip towels in a powder room or organize mail in the office. Mix and match cutlery brings a relaxed sophistication and elegance to any tablescape. Whatever the piece, vintage hotel silver is sure to stir memories not only of your own travels, but of exotic destinations and ports of call from parts unknown.

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