HAWKES ABP Cut Glass & STERLING Silver Tantalus Decanter Set
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Sterling Silver and Hawkes ABP Cut Glass Double Tantalus
Beautiful sterling frame and Hawkes cut glass tantalus. American brilliant period (ABP) cut glass ovoid shapped
decanters and a sterling silver frame that is uniquely designed to stopper and lock the bottles into the caddy. Remove the lock, lower the hasp and lift the handle to free the spirits inside.
History: A Tantalus is a locked spirits bottle. You can see the wine or whiskey, but you can't have any. The name comes from a Greek myth about a satyr condemned to be hungry and thirsty for all eternity with food and water juuussst out of reach.
FRAME is marked Hawkes Sterling on the underside as shown in photo.
MEASURES: 9 x 4-1/2 inches by 10 inches tall. It is also stamped with model number 1625. It has a heart-shaped spring ring lock and is marked Sterling on the back.
The two Hawkes bottles are cut all over with a diamond crosshatch pattern. They have sterling silver bands fitted around the rims of each bottle and are marked Sterling.
Each MEASURES @ 7-1/2 inches tall, 4 diameter. There is a Hawkes Trefoil maker's mark acid etched on the bottom of each bottle. As shown in photo.
Pieces very much like this one were made by Hawkes and marked and sold by Tiffany & Co.
Circa early 20th C.
Very Good to Excellent condition. No chips, cracks, fleabites or repairs found on crystal. The bottoms are cloudy, as seen in photos. One coaster of the sterling frame is not quite round. Otherwise, no damage or repairs found.
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- Reference #
- Type / Pattern
- American Brilliant Cut Glass
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- Country of Origin
- United States
- Width: 9 inches
- Height: 10 inches
- Depth: 4.5 inches
- Weight: 6 pounds
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- Sterling Silver, Crystal