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Vintage Large French Pewter Dom Perignon Wine Coolef Mid 20th C

Vintage Large  French  Pewter Dom Perignon Wine Coolef Mid 20th C | Ref. no. A2048a | Regent Antiques
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  • Vintage Large  French  Pewter Dom Perignon Wine Coolef Mid 20th C | Ref. no. A2048a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Large  French  Pewter Dom Perignon Wine Coolef Mid 20th C | Ref. no. A2048a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Large  French  Pewter Dom Perignon Wine Coolef Mid 20th C | Ref. no. A2048a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Large  French  Pewter Dom Perignon Wine Coolef Mid 20th C | Ref. no. A2048a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Large  French  Pewter Dom Perignon Wine Coolef Mid 20th C | Ref. no. A2048a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Large  French  Pewter Dom Perignon Wine Coolef Mid 20th C | Ref. no. A2048a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Large  French  Pewter Dom Perignon Wine Coolef Mid 20th C | Ref. no. A2048a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage Large  French  Pewter Dom Perignon Wine Coolef Mid 20th C | Ref. no. A2048a | Regent Antiques
Ref: A2048a
Price: £650.00
This is a large vintage French Dom Perignon pewter champagne cooler,  mid 20th century in date This well used cooler is...

This is a large vintage French Dom Perignon pewter champagne cooler,  mid 20th century in date

This well used cooler is suited to a party, and can easily accommodate six bottles. It brings with it a touch of sophistication and class and it is certain to become a talking point over any meal.


It bears  Dom Perignon inscribed on both sides of the oval body, and the underside bears the engraved Made In France, by Etain.


The simplicity of the design  has a wonderfully stately effect on the beholder.


Provenance:

The Westbury Mayfair
 

Condition:

In excellent condition.  it show signs of use commensurate with age, these minor condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs, the cooler displays beautifully.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 22 x Width 40 x Depth 28

Dimensions in inches:

Height 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 11 inches

Our reference: A2048a

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Dom Pérignon  is a brand of vintage Champagne produced by the Champagne house of Moët & Chandon, and it serves as that house's prestige Champagne. It is named after Dom Pérignon, a Benedictine monk who was an important quality pioneer for Champagne wine but who, contrary to popular myths, did not discover the Champagne method for making sparkling wines.

Dom Pérignon (1638–1715) was a monk and cellar master at the Benedictine abbey in Hautvillers. He pioneered a number of winemaking techniques around 1670—being the first to blend grapes in such a way as to improve the quality of wines, balance one element with another in order to make a better whole, and deal with a number of their imperfections; perfecting the art of producing clear white wines from black grapes by clever manipulation of the presses; enhancing the tendency of Champagne wines to retain their natural sugar in order to naturally induce secondary fermentation in the spring; being a master at deciding when to bottle these wines in order to capture the bubble. He also introduced corks (instead of wood), which were fastened to bottles with hemp string soaked in oil in order to keep the wines fresh and sparkling, and used thicker glass in order to strengthen the bottles (which were prone to explode at that time). The development of sparkling wines as the main style of production in Champagne occurred progressively in the 19th century, more than a century after Dom Pérignon's death.
The first vintage of Dom Pérignon was 1921 and was only released for sale in 1936, sailing to New York in the liner Normandie. The brand, not exploited, was given by Champagne Mercier to Moët in 1927 for a wedding between the two families.

In 1935, 300 bottles of a 1926-vintage precursor to Dom Pérignon were sold to Simon Bros. & Co., the company that imported Moët in the United Kingdom, who gave two bottles to each of their 150 best customers to commemorate their centenary. While these bottles were almost identical to the subsequent Dom Pérignon releases, they did not display the Dom Pérignon name, rather "Champagne specially shipped for Simon Brothers & Co's Centenary 1835-1935." The wine got immediate attention in the marketplace and 100 boxes of the 1921 vintage were shipped to the United States shortly thereafter, this time displaying the Dom Pérignon name. James Buchanan Duke, the billionaire who had founded the American Tobacco Company, ordered 100 bottles for himself. The 17 bottles sold at an auction in Christie's in New York City in June 2004 were part of that order (Doris Duke, the billionaire’s daughter, had kept them in her cellar). According to current Dom Pérignon cellar master Richard Geoffroy (2012), who has been Chef de Cave for Dom Pérignon since 1990, the 1921 vintage had a "distinctive bouquet comprising sandalwood, vanilla and praline".
 
Until the 1943 vintage, Dom Pérignon was produced from regular vintage Moët & Chandon Champagne that was transferred to the special 18th century-style bottles after extended cellaring. It was, thus, effectively an "oenothèque" release of Moët & Chandon Vintage Champagne in a different bottle. From the 1947 vintage, Dom Pérignon has been produced separately from the start.
 
In 1971, the Shah of Iran ordered several bottles of the first vintage of Dom Pérignon Rosé (the 1959) for the 2,500-year celebration of the Persian Empire. A bottle of that champagne, from that order, was sold at auction for €24,758 in 2008.
 
In 1981, Dom Pérignon was chosen for the wedding of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles. The magnums of Dom Pérignon Vintage 1961 served on that July 29 carried a special insignia created just for the ceremony.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 22 x Width 40 x Depth 28

Dimensions in inches:

Height 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 11 inches

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