heirloom quality three bottle decanter box tantalus by philip ashberry c1870

Heirloom Quality Three Bottle Decanter Box / Tantalus by Philip Ashberry c.1870


Price

£3,300
| $4,600 USD | €3,816 EUR


Item Ref

40586

Description

A truly magnificent three bottle decanter case made from silverplate and fully marked for the Sheffield silversmith's, Philip Ashberry & Sons, dating to c. 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
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Dimensions

Height = 29.8 cm (12")
Width = 29.8 cm (12")
Depth = 12.1 cm (5")


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