Mark Goodger

Betjemann Coromandel Tantalus

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Coromandel Tantalus with engraved silver plated carrying handle and silver plated decorative corners supports on all four sides. The Tantalus contains three superb cut hobnail glass decanters with faceted stoppers and star cut bases. The base of the tantalus has... Read More


SKU: d4a77195aebf Category:
Dimensions 15.5 × 33.5 cm
Year

c. 1890

Medium

Wood, Silver plate, Glass

Country

United Kingdom

Description

Description

Coromandel Tantalus with engraved silver plated carrying handle and silver plated decorative corners supports on all four sides. The Tantalus contains three superb cut hobnail glass decanters with faceted stoppers and star cut bases. The base of the tantalus has a silver retailers plaque which reads as follows:
“West & Son Dublin”

The Decanters can be removed by pressing the the lock mechanism down which will allow the carrying handle to be pivoted backwards. The carrying handle is stamped with the following: “Betjemanns Patent London 17880″ ” The Tantalus”

Important information on how to lock and unlocking a Tantalus.

When locking the Tantalus always try it first with the swing arm in the open position so you feel the tolerance of the lock.

Operating the lock and key: You have to push key into the barrel of the lock and whilst keeping the key pushed in to the sprung barrel turn the key anti clockwise will unlock the Tantalus, then push down on the barrel allowing you to pull the handle either towards or away from you to remove the decanters, if its already locked you will not be able to do this until the Tantalus is unlocked.

More information on Tantaluses can be found on our historypage.

Additional information

Additional information

Dimensions 15.5 × 33.5 cm
Year

c. 1890

Medium

Wood, Silver plate, Glass

Country

United Kingdom