Sovereign Ice Bucket: BT-126-SOV
A collection inspired by, and celebrating, the new King of the United Kingdom, King Charles III.
On 6th May 2023, King Charles III was crowned and we welcomed in a new monarch. Cumbria Crystal wanted to create a collection that would live beyond these celebratory days and mark this very special event in British history.
Our first new collection in many years, Sovereign is unique due to its non-geometric pattern in honour of our King's connection and adoration for nature and flowers. It is the first non-geometric collection of handblown and cut crystal collection produced by Cumbria Crystal.
Designed, in-house, by Master Cutter Jitka Wilcox, who used the Coronation Emblem as her inspiration, cutting an organic, floral theme into the crystal. And, as in nature, each and every piece is very slightly different. The emblem pays tribute to The King's love of the natural world, unifying the flora of the four nations of the United Kingdom.
The design of Sovereign includes the delicate meadow flower, daisy, connected as a crown by intricate stems decorated with leaves.
This ice bucket benefits from the addition of eighteen hand cut flutes which rise from the base of the bucket to the height of 4cm. These are hand cut using a two-stage diamond roughing and sandstone smoothing process, adding an extra degree of sparkle and sophistication.
H:11cm; Ø11.5cm; 900ml
About the designer
The Cumbria Crystal Sovereign Collection
Jitka Wilcox has 27 years’ experience of diamond wheel glass cutting and has worked at Cumbria Crystal since 2004. Jitka spent 3.5 years at a glass technology college, studying glass cutting in the Czech Republic, before graduating and working for a further 16 years in a Czech crystal factory. Jitka is able to translate the most demanding, complex and intricate designs into beautiful products. Cumbria Crystal is famous for the incredible cutting craftsmanship and it is worth noting that the precision and perfection of our glass belies the fact that every piece is completely handcrafted. Jitka enjoys the challenge of the Grasmere cut but when the opportunity arises, she adores more freestyle designs such as flowers and leaves.