Art Deco Hukin & Heath Tantalus
Art Deco Circa 1920 From our Tantalus collection, we are delighted to offer this Art Deco Silver Plate Tantalus by Hukin and Heath. The Tantalus modelled with two quilt-cut pineapple shaped decanters locked into place by a silver plate frame.... Read More
Stamped Hukin and Heath #653
Art Deco Circa 1920
From our Tantalus collection, we are delighted to offer this Art Deco Silver Plate Tantalus by Hukin and Heath. The Tantalus modelled with two quilt-cut pineapple shaped decanters locked into place by a silver plate frame. The frame with loop handle to the top which opens upon unlocking and lifts up and round to release the decanter bottles via a spring loaded action. The rear base of the tantalus is stamped Hukin and Heath (H&H) with the model number 654 and the words patent applied for. The Tantalus dates to the Art Deco period circa 1920.
The Tantalus comes complete with working lock and tasseled key.
Hukin and Heath were important Silversmiths and electroplaters of Birmingham (1855-1953). Established by Jonathan Wilson Hukin and John Thomas Heath. They registered Birmingham marks in 1875 and London marks in 1879. The firm began working in conjunction with Dr. Christopher Dresser in 1877 and some of their most notable designs have Dresser influence.
Silver Plate refers to a method of applying a thin layer of silver to a base metal such as brass. Therefore it refers to an item which is not solid silver but plated to the outer coating.
Art Deco was a style of visual arts, architecture, and product design that first appeared in France in the 1910s. It flourished in the United States and Europe during the 1920s to early 1930s. It was hugely prevalent through styling and design of the exterior and interior of anything from large structures to small objects and even influenced fashion and jewellery. Art Deco has influenced bridges, buildings, ships, ocean liners, trains, cars, trucks, buses, furniture, and everyday objects like radios and vacuum cleaners. It has become extremely popular today and is highly desirable to collectors and trendsetters in the fashion industry.
Measurements (Inches) 11.4 High x 9.25 Wide x 4.13 Deep
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