Item Number: #UR-03
Approximate Size: 10″ D – 7″ H
Production Dates: 1917-1925
(aka Hotel Ice Tub)
This item was only produced for a few years and is considered to be a rare item. It was also known as the “Hotel Ice Tub”. Of all the ice-holding vessels in the American pattern, the Hotel Cracked Ice is the largest. It has a holding capacity of approximately 10½ pints. This item was not inexpensive when it debuted, costing almost three times as much as the Large Ice Tub. The Hotel Cracked Ice cost $7.50 in 1917, which is equivalent to about $168.41 in today’s money (2021). I would imagine that the hotel trade, the fortunate … or the wealthy, were among the initial owners of such a grand piece.
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