Tantalus Decanter Set: Holder, Two Decanters, Two Caps, Lock, Key
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Chromed brass, colorless and frosted glass, white metal
11 11/16 x 7 3/8 x 3 5/8 in. (29.7 x 18.7 x 9.2 cm) (show scale)
Proper left underside of handle on holder, stamped: "RUSSEL WRIGHT"
Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund
"Tantalus" decanter set; chromed brass, colorless and frosted glass. T-shaped, chromed brass holder (a) with 2 cylindrical frosted glass decanters (b, c) each with opposing 1/2 in. vertical, colorless glass strips and small cylindrical metal caps (d, e). Pierced, disk-shaped lock (f) attached to holder by metallic ball chain. Holder has circular double-coaster base attached to central squared vertical bar which rises to a flat, oblong, center-pierced movable plate which fits atop decanter caps and continues to a fixed, flat oblong metal handle. Retains original key (g).
CONDITION: Overall condition is fair. Chrome plating is severely worn on top handle, decanter lids and top edge of decanter supports. Glass decanters and holder need cleaning.
Russel Wright (American, 1904-1976). Tantalus Decanter Set: Holder, Two Decanters, Two Caps, Lock, Key, ca. 1930. Chromed brass, colorless and frosted glass, white metal, 11 11/16 x 7 3/8 x 3 5/8 in. (29.7 x 18.7 x 9.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 1992.247a-g. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.247a-g_bw.jpg)
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