Who has a deco-inspired grasshopper wine chiller?! NO ONE. But you can! Incredible detail. Gorgeous pattern. Mischievous eyes. A simply amazing piece of vintage barware.
Designed as an ice bucket, this helpful grasshopper can also serve as a planter. Or a display for your favorite gardening book. Or a cute friend to hang out on a shelf and make you smile. He's here for you in so many ways. His eyes even conduct positive energy. Carnelian has been regarded as a symbolic stone with magical properties from the ancient Egyptians to the modern new age crowd. (If you were an 18th Century French royal, you'd be wishing everyone good luck by serving from this vessel.) Guests will talk about your holiday party for years.
Vintage cast aluminum and carnelian. Unmarked, attributed to Arthur Court Designs, circa 1970-80. Measures approximately 15" head to tail, 6" tall at head, 4.75" tall at sides. Opening 10.5" x 3.5" at widest. Fits standard wine bottle. Excellent condition with minor wear.
Arthur Court Designs still exists but unfortunately Mr. Court does not, and most historical records went with him. However, a representative of the company said that given the rarity of this design and lack of a signature, it's possible that Mr. Court made only a few grasshoppers as samples or special orders.
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Grasshoppers hear through their bellies! Their temporal organs are located on the underside of their abdomens, near the legs.
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