Exceptional Antique Hotel Silver Champagne Bucket from the Sherman House Hotel, Chicago. One of the most impressive buildings erected in the city of Chicago's early years, The Sherman House was originally built in 1837 and was called the City Hotel. In 1844 Francis C. Sherman, Chicago's mayor in the early 1860s, added two stories and changed the name to the Sherman House. The hotel closed in 1973.
The large and very decorative ice bucket has a well designed shape, two ornate handles, and is embellished with the fancy crest with the gorgeous Sherman Logo. Marked on the bottom "HOTEL SHERMAN CO.", Silver Soldered, manufactured by Reed & Barton. Wear consistent with age, soft patina as seen on all hotel pieces, please only purchase this if you realize antiques have the grace of time. A rare addition to add to your collection of hotel silver and sterling serving and table pieces, this piece dates to the early 1900's.