Tantalus – Definition

Eiffel Tower Form Tantalus with 4 decanters

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A French gilt bronze and cut glass Tantalus possibly by Baccarat

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An oak English Tantalus with three decanters

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A Continental Black Lacquer Liquor Chest

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Tantalus

A tantalus is a set of decanters contained (typically) within wood or metal framework or glass case allowing the bottles and their contents to be visible yet secured, therefore “tantalizing”.

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