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Hukin & Heath Decanters Tantalus Frame

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Rare pair of stylish Hukin & Heath decanters within their own carrying frames. The smaller is hallmarked Birmingham 1912 Hukin & Heath on the neck and stopper, the larger hallmarked Birmingham 1910. The fabulous frames have registered design stamps, Hukin & Heath 20401 & 20718. Each decanter has its own fully working padlock and key. Hukin & Heath were renowned silversmiths from Birmingham with showrooms in London. They famously produced pieces for modern design pioneer Christopher Dresser in the 1870s and 1880s.

Large Decanter Dimensions:
Height 15.75'
Width 4.75'
Depth 6.75' inches

Smaller Decanter Dimensions:
Height 14.5'
Width 4.25'
Depth 5.5' inches

Hukin & Heath Silversmiths and electroplaters of Birmingham, established by Jonathan Wilson Hukin and John Thomas Heath, who registered London marks in 1879. When Hukin retired in 1881 the partnership continued with Heath and J. H. Middleton. The firm's association with Dr. Christopher Dresser began in 1877; the first registered design dates from 1878, and others were entered up to 1881. Dresser's designs were launched at the opening of the firm's showrooms in Charterhouse Street in August 1879. Some of Dresser's metalwork designs are still in production today.

Created By:
HUKIN & HEATH (worked 1855-1953)
c. 1910
Silver, Glass
United Kingdom