Art Deco Tantalus by Louis Prodhon

  • This tantalus by Louis Prodhon gets a unique twist thanks to its Art Deco design
  • The purpose of the tantalus was to keep one's favorite beverages safe from unwanted consumption
  • Once opened with a key, the desired Baccarat decanter from a set of three can be selected
  • Composed of coromandel and chrome plating
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Item No. 31-5932

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This French Art Deco coromandel and chrome-plated tantalus by Louis Prodhon allows one to enjoy the finest libations in style, even in the company of greedy hands. Crafted of luxurious coromandel and chrome, this marvelous case holds three square-cut glass Baccarat decanters. The purpose of the tantalus was to keep one's favorite beverages safe from unwanted consumption while still showcasing the contents within. To gain access to the liquor, simply insert the key and turn to unlock the handle and remove the decanter of your choice.

Found in India, Sri Lanka and other parts of Southeast Asia, coromandel, or calamander wood, is one of the most distinctive timbers in the world. Known for its distinct black and hazel striped coloring, this desirable wood has been used for centuries to make furniture, stringed instruments, and precious personal items such as this remarkable decanter box.

Established by the Royal Decree of Louis XV in 1765, Baccarat has consistently produced glass and crystal works that have revolutionized and dazzled the industry. From the beginning, the company received numerous royal commissions from French nobility and aristocrats across Europe, most notably Tsar Nicolas of Russia, Louis XV, Louis XVI and Napoleon.

Circa 1930

Tantalus: 11 1/2" high x 15 3/4" wide x 5 1/4" deep
Decanter: 8" high x 2 3/4" diameter
Art Deco Tantalus by Louis Prodhon
Maker: Baccarat
Period: 20th Century
Origin: France
Type: Cave à Liqueur/Tantalus
Depth: 5.25 Inches
Width: 15.75 Inches
Height: 11.5 Inches
Style: Art Deco
Art Deco Tantalus by Louis Prodhon
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