Antique early-20th Century Edwardian silver plated locking tantalus. The word tantalize comes from the plight of the mythological Tantalus, who so offended the gods that he was condemned in the afterlife to an eternity of hunger and thirst. He was made to stand in a pool in Tartarus, the Underworld zone of punishment. In the late 19th century spirits such as Scotch, Brandy, Gin were expensive and were kept locked away from the servants of the household.However the fact that they were so visible gave its name tantalus to these items which often would carry two or three decanters. These decanters are in great condition made with cut crystal glass. An extremely elegant manner to treat your guests and a great conversation piece or simply a superb gift and a must have item during the festive holidays.
ANTIQUE 20thC EDWARDIAN SILVER PLATED & CUT GLASS TANTALUS c. In Great Condition - No Damage. All items are cleaned and inspected before being dispatched, we use only the best packing materials to insure your item reaches you safely and discreetly. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting.
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