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Silver Plated Boar Pitcher Set

£3,250.00

Silver plated Boars head pitcher set by Spanish maker Valenti. The bulbous glass pitcher/claret jug has a ribbed design with realistic Boars head which is hinged for easy filling and the jaw is used for pouring. Finished with realistic glass... Read More

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SKU: 500975 - AEXE Categories: ,
Dimensions 26 × 20 × 29 cm
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Silver plated Boars head pitcher set by Spanish maker Valenti.

The bulbous glass pitcher/claret jug has a ribbed design with realistic Boars head which is hinged for easy filling and the jaw is used for pouring. Finished with realistic glass eyes.
The shaped handle has details on the end that mimic a tail, this bears the marks for Valenti on the inside edge.

With four matching silver plated boars head stirrup cups. These cups were given to riders who were just about to depart or return from a hunt, while they were still in their stirrups. Due to the association with hunting the bases of the cups soon started to take on the form of animals like foxes, stags, horses, dogs etc… These bases are made in a way that means the cup can stand usually using the ears and nose of said animal to make 3 steady points of contact. However, they were also often designed to be easy to hold.

Pitcher Size
Height 29cm
Width 20cm
Depth 26cm

Cup Size
Height 15cm
Width 8cm
Depth 8cm

View our collection of Decanters and Boozy related pieces here.

The Tantalus is named after Tantalos, a character from Greek Mythology who offended the Gods and was condemned to eternal hunger and thirst in the afterlife. He was imprisoned in a pool of water surrounded by fruit trees. When he reached out to drink the water or eat the fruit, the water drained away and the branches of the trees moved out of his reach! It is from Tantalos’ punishment that the word tantalise originates. Tantalus is a decorative stand, case or box for glass or cut glass decanters. The first lockable Tantalus appeared around the mid 19th Century and was first seen in England around 1870.

All our items come with an authentication certificate with an image, as well as our latest catalogue, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this, our items come with 14 days no quibble money-back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.

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Dimensions 26 × 20 × 29 cm
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Medium

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Year

SKU 500975 - AEXE