Heirloom Quality Three Bottle Decanter Box or Tantalus by Philip Ashberry For Sale
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Heirloom Quality Three Bottle Decanter Box or Tantalus by Philip Ashberry

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A truly magnificent three bottle decanter case made from silver plate and fully marked for the Sheffield silversmith's, Philip Ashberry & Sons, dating to circa 1870. The silver case is exquisite beautifully reticulated or pierced with cut-out panels to showcase the beautiful cut crystal decanters inside. Either side of the case has a grand Ram's head handle, the top of the lid has a cast Grapevine finial; the front has a lock complete with a working key. The front has a regal and decorative engraved monogram of the original owner, this would have belonged to a very wealthy family, perhaps a wedding gift. About as good as they get and and a rare find in excellent condition. The box measures 11 3/4" x 4 3/4" x 11 3/4" tall. Each decanter measures 3" x 2 3/4" x 8 1/4" tall. Item ID: 40586.  

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1870
  • Period
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 11.75 in. x W 11.75 in. x D 4.75 in.H 29.85 cm x W 29.85 cm x D 12.07 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    40586
  • Reference Number
    LU3365312593511
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