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Antique Victorian Silver Plated Triple Decanter Tantalus Stand 19th C

Antique Victorian Silver Plated Triple Decanter Tantalus Stand 19th C | Ref. no. A2187 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Victorian Silver Plated Triple Decanter Tantalus Stand 19th C | Ref. no. A2187 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Silver Plated Triple Decanter Tantalus Stand 19th C | Ref. no. A2187 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Silver Plated Triple Decanter Tantalus Stand 19th C | Ref. no. A2187 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Silver Plated Triple Decanter Tantalus Stand 19th C | Ref. no. A2187 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Silver Plated Triple Decanter Tantalus Stand 19th C | Ref. no. A2187 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Silver Plated Triple Decanter Tantalus Stand 19th C | Ref. no. A2187 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Silver Plated Triple Decanter Tantalus Stand 19th C | Ref. no. A2187 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Silver Plated Triple Decanter Tantalus Stand 19th C | Ref. no. A2187 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Silver Plated Triple Decanter Tantalus Stand 19th C | Ref. no. A2187 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Silver Plated Triple Decanter Tantalus Stand 19th C | Ref. no. A2187 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Silver Plated Triple Decanter Tantalus Stand 19th C | Ref. no. A2187 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Silver Plated Triple Decanter Tantalus Stand 19th C | Ref. no. A2187 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Silver Plated Triple Decanter Tantalus Stand 19th C | Ref. no. A2187 | Regent Antiques
Ref: A2187
Price: £975.00
This is a lovely attractive antique Victorian silver plated tantalus with three cut glass decanters and stoppers, circa 1860 in...

This is a lovely attractive antique Victorian silver plated tantalus with three cut glass decanters and stoppers, circa 1860 in date.
 
The three cut glass decanters are of unusual in shape and feature superb facet cut linear decoration with facet cut stoppers. The silver plated decanter holder has a central stem with a loop handle and the three decanters sit in circular wells.

It is r
aised on three pierced scrolled supports and has exquisite engraved decoration in the manner of Elkington.
 
The craftsmanship is second to none and this beautiful tantalus is sure to add an elegant touch to your next dining experience.


 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 41 x Width 27 x Depth 27

Dimensions in inches:

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

Our reference: A2187

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Tantalus is a type of liquor decanter in which the bottle stoppers are locked down tightly by a metal bar. This was to prevent the theft of the contents by servants. Like the name suggests, the decanters themselves are visible, drawing temptation while unattainable. A key is required for entry.

The most common types of tantalus holds three bottles or decanters while there are also smaller types housing only two. There are many different forms of tantalus. Often the encasement has metal handles on both sides and ornately carved decor. Crystal and metal versions are also a beautiful option when choosing a tantalus.

Tantalus derived its name from the story of the mythological Greek king, Tantalus. To be tantalized is to be tempted with the unattainable, and the king, condemned to an eternity in Hades, was sorely tested. He was forced to stand forever in water that, when he bent to drink, would recede and to gaze upon foods he could only reach for and never grasp.

The 1800s saw our Victorian predecessors apply the King’s name to the lockable decanter.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 41 x Width 27 x Depth 27

Dimensions in inches:

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

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