Victorian silver plate ice bucket, English circa 1872.
The bucket is decorated in six framed panels; two each of ferns, a ginkgo biloba type leaf and a fern and ribbon wreath suitable for engraving, with bead trim at the edges, base, rim and handle. The internal strainer allows the ice to remain above the melt water.
Made by the silversmith firm of Thomas Bradbury & Sons (Joseph and Edward, sons of Thomas Bradbury II) of Sheffield, England. The English Registration marks date the design July 24, 1871, and the W in the diamond is Bradbury’s manufacture date of 1872.
5” (12.7cm) high, 7 1/2” (19cm) high with the handle up, 5 1/4” (13.4cm) diameter.
Minor wear to the silver plating, wear consistent with age and use.