Mid-century ‘bamboo’ ice bucket
Price Code: SOLD
A stylish and modern, mid-century drum ice bucket created in the style of Italian designer Gabriella Crespi (1922-2017), featuring a heavily embossed motif of bamboo running around the silver-plated body, with drop ring handles, and a flush fitting lift-off lid with conforming drum finial. The ice is kept cool by the double walled construction, with insulating liner. Italian, circa 1950s.
Height: 9 inches (23 cm)
Diameter: 8 inches (20 cm).
Milanese designer Gabriella Crespi created pieces for Givenchy and Dior in the 1970s, and had a particularly spiritual approach to design by creating pieces from humble materials found in nature, bamboo being a particular favourite. She had the same approach to life, retiring at 65 at the peak of her career to live in the Uttar Pradesh region of the Himalayas, where she enjoyed a modest life for twenty years. Aged 85 Crespi returned to Milan, and died in 2017 at the age of 95.
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