RARE 1901 CHAMPAGNE BUCKET, Belvedere Hotel
PARIS HOTEL BOUTIQUE
Stunning and rare early 1900s champagne/ice bucket from the old Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. Built in 1902-1903, the Belvedere was designed in the Beaux Arts style by the Boston architectural firm Thomas and Parker. A Baltimore landmark, the hotel sits at the southeast corner of North Charles Street, facing north on East Chase Street in the city’s fashionable Mount Vernon-Belvedere-Mount Royal neighborhood. In 1991 it was converted into condominiums, although areas remain open to the public. This beautiful champagne bucket has a stunning rim and raised crest on the front. Wonderful hotel patina with a few scratches and minor dings and a clean interior. Also, this piece is quite heavy, weighing close to 5 pounds. What’s quite interesting is that the base is stamped, “HOTEL BELVIDIRE”, not “BELVEDERE”. This could be due to the fact that the hotel was named for its site on the former “Belvidere” estate of American Revolutionary War military leader/hero (and later civic and city leader), Colonel John Eager Howard, (1752-1827), of the famous “Maryland Line” regiment of the Continental Army. Very rare and sought after piece.
Dimensions: 8-1/4″H x 8″W
(approx. 8-3/4″ from handle to handle)
Manufactured by Reed & Barton
Ships from San Francisco by Paris Hotel Boutique
Lynn Goldfinger began her antiques business in 1995. In 2002, she launched her online shop, Paris Hotel Boutique, as a new way to market her fantastic collection of antiques & collectibles, which include: estate jewelry, curiosities, first edition books, paintings, European decor, and a vast array of old hotel china and silver. The well-preserved items are from the early 19th century through the mid 20th century, and reflect the style and elegance of another time and place.
Now more than 15 years later, Lynn continues to add to her inventory as often as possible, and bases her buys on what is in vogue for the season. Because of her eye for glamour and ability to uncover gems at the flea markets and estate sales she scours, Lynn has earned a loyal following of shoppers who rely on her for their vintage finds.
She grew up in San Francisco, and lives in the city with her husband Leif, and their dog, Sonny. Before opening Paris Hotel Boutique, Lynn was personal assistant to late blues musician, John Lee Hooker.