This is a truly resplendent antique Victorian silver-plated three crystal cut bottle tantalus set, circa 1880 in date.
This magnificent tantalus set is by the renowned silversmiths Martin, Hall & Co of Sheffield, and retailed by the Manchester-based firm of top quality luxury items, Arnold & Lewis.
It is fitted with the three original brilliant crystal cut hobnail and lozenge decorated square decanters and stoppers and features a distinctive silver plated rectangular base which is beautifully pierced and decorated with garlands and floral motifs with an extra touch of finesse given by the beaded borders.
It is raised on four splendid matching pierced and foliate decorative feet.
The underside bears the makers' marks 'MH & Co' for Martin, Hall & Co, and the retailers' mark, 'A&L M' for Arnold Lewis.
The craftsmanship is second to none. Not only is this beautiful set highly decorative but is also very practical and would make a lovely gift.
In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 32 x Width 28 x Depth 10
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 11 inches x Depth 4 inches
Our reference: 09928