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    a betjemanns victorian three bottle tantalus with key circa 1880s

    Antique A Betjemanns Victorian three bottle tantalus with key circa 1880s

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    here is the chance to purchase a victorian 3 decantor Tantalus
    made by the famous of makers
    Betjemans

     
    IN SUPER CONDITION
     
    available with locking key
     
     
    about Tantalus
    ===========================
     

    Betjemann & Sons
    From 1859, based at 36-40 Pentonville Road, London,
    George Betjemann amd his two sons took the art of cabinet,
    box and book slide making to new heights. They specialised
    in designs for operating the way that different compartments in vanity boxes opened
    and also the sprung system for book slides.
     
    The most common types of tantalus holds three bottles or decanters while there are also
    smaller types housing only two. There are many different forms of tantalus.
    Often the encasement has metal handles on both sides and ornately carved decor.
    Crystal and metal versions are also a beautiful option when choosing a tantalus.
     
    Tantalus derived its name from the story of the mythological Greek king, Tantalus.
    To be tantalized is to be tempted with the unattainable, and the king,
    condemned to an eternity in Hades, was sorely tested. He was forced to stand forever in water that,
    when he bent to drink, would recede and to gaze upon foods he could only reach for and never grasp.
     
    The 1800s saw our Victorian predecessors apply the King’s name to the lockable decanter.

    Materials:
    glass,brass,wood
    Width (cm):
    37
    Height (cm):
    27
    Depth (cm):
    18

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