Russel Wright (American, 1904-1976). <em>Tantalus Decanter Set: Holder, Two Decanters, Two Caps, Lock, Key</em>, 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)

Tantalus Decanter Set: Holder, Two Decanters, Two Caps, Lock, Key

Artist:Russel Wright

Medium: Chromed brass, colorless and frosted glass, white metal

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Dates:ca. 1930

Dimensions: 11 11/16 x 7 3/8 x 3 5/8 in. (29.7 x 18.7 x 9.2 cm)

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Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 1992.247a-g

Image: 1992.247a-g_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
"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.

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