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|Close-up of incised design on the piece I bought|
This ice bucket was produced in the 1950s by Morris Heller and Sons, Inc., of Newark, New Jersey, and marketed as "Masterpieces of Elegance in Chromium." It is lined with milkglass and topped with a slim teak handle. With its incised leaf design, I think it will be a perfect companion to my vintage cocktail shaker and modern geometric wine stoppers.
|Vintage cocktail shaker with incised design|
|Modern geometric design wine stoppers|
Additionally, there are Hellerware tumblers that match the ice bucket. The crystal glasses fit into a cork-lined sleeve that prevents condensation. The tumblers with plain chrome sleeves seem fairly easy to find on eBay, but I may hold out till I can find the ones with the leaf pattern like the ones below. I'm still weighing the pros and cons. On one hand, I'm not known for my patience, and I may decide I don't want to go so matchy-matchy. However, I think the plain sleeves would show fingerprints badly. Which would you buy?
|Plain Hellerware glasses|
|Matching Hellerware tumblers|
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