Mark Goodger

Miniature Tantalus

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Miniature Betjemanns Walnut Tantalus. The miniature Tantalus has a silver plated carrying handle and decorative corners supports on all four sides. The Tantalus contains three superb round lead crystal hobnail cut glass decanters with faceted stoppers and star cut bases.... Read More


SKU: cfc554a8ea07 Category:
Dimensions 10 × 18 cm
Year

c. 1900

Medium

Wood, Silver Plate, Glass

Country

United Kingdom

Description

Description

Miniature Betjemanns Walnut Tantalus.
The miniature Tantalus has a silver plated carrying handle and decorative corners supports on all four sides.

The Tantalus contains three superb round lead crystal hobnail cut glass decanters with faceted stoppers and star cut bases.

The Decanters can be removed by pressing the the lock barrel down which will allow the carrying handle to be pivoted forwards or back. The carrying handle is stamped with the following:
“Betjemanns Patent 37821 London” “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 Bramah lock and key for the Antique Coromandel Tantalus: 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.

Additional information

Additional information

Dimensions 10 × 18 cm
Year

c. 1900

Medium

Wood, Silver Plate, Glass

Country

United Kingdom