Mark Goodger

Oak Tantalus

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Oak Tantalus with single crystal cut glass hobnail decanter with faceted stopper & star cut base and two gut glass glasses, all housed in this superb oak & silver plated frame which has a patented locking mechanism by GRINSELLS of... Read More


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Year

c. 1890

Medium

Wood, Glass, Silver Plate

Country

United Kingdom

Description

Description

Oak Tantalus with single crystal cut glass hobnail decanter with faceted stopper & star cut base and two gut glass glasses, all housed in this superb oak & silver plated frame which has a patented locking mechanism by GRINSELLS of Birmingham who were known for lockable Spirit Decanters and similar receptacles for liquids.

This Antique Tantalus comes with a fully working lock and tasseled key.

Instructions on how to lock & unlock the Tantalus as follows.

1) Place the Key into the sprung barrel escutcheon, turning the key clockwise opens the Grinsells patented lockable flaps.

2) To Lock the Tantalus turn the key anticlockwise this will allow you then to push down on the spring flaps which will then lock the decanters in place, then turn the key back to its original position as when you first pushed into the spring barrel and remove key.

Additional information

Additional information

Year

c. 1890

Medium

Wood, Glass, Silver Plate

Country

United Kingdom