Bacchus Tantalus
Bacchus Tantalus
Bacchus Tantalus
Bacchus Tantalus
Bacchus Tantalus
Bacchus Tantalus
Bacchus Tantalus
Bacchus Tantalus
Bacchus Tantalus
Bacchus Tantalus
Bacchus Tantalus
Bacchus Tantalus
Bacchus Tantalus
Bacchus Tantalus

Bacchus Tantalus

c. 1890 United Kingdom

Offered by Hampton Antiques

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Betjeman Oak Tantalus retailed by Mappin Webb, with three large superbly cut crystal decanters and wonderful carvings of "Bacchus" the God of Wine.

Bacchus is the name the Romans gave to the Greek God Dionysus. Bacchus was the God of wine, festivity and ecstasy. He was usually followed by a procession of maenads, a group of (usually intoxicated) wild women and satyrs, males with goat-like characteristics.

Once the tantalus is unlocked the lock mechanism can be pressed down to release the handle and allow it to pivot so the decanters can be removed.

This tantalus comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.

More information on Tantaluses can be found on our history page.

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Silver, Glass
Hampton Antiques

Hampton Antiques
Towcester
Northamptonshire
England

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