Tantalus Set

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Object Name: 
Tantalus Set
Accession Number: 
2003.4.87
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 27.2 cm, W: 17.1 cm, D: 15.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1920-1935
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; blown, tooled, engraved, ground, polished; silver. Two hemispherical bottles, one with a scene of a monk making wine and the other with the monk tasting the wine. Bottles sit in a silver mount that closes, latches and is held together by a silver ring, "locking" the bottles in place back to back.
Department: 
Provenance: 
From the Cutter's Wheel, Former Collection
2003-10-10
Category: 
Color: 
Inscription: 
6
Inscription
Scratched On shank of stopper (c)
16/4224/IT
Inscription
Scratched On underside of the silver frame
13
Inscription
Scratched On shank of stopper (f) and interior of neck of bottle (d)
HAWKES
Trademark
Acid-stamp On bottom of bottles (a) and (d) and stoppers (c) and (f) 3-lobed symbol of Hawkes, consisting of two hawks flanking a fleur-de-lis? with the text beneath it.
Recent Important Acquisitions, 46 (2004) illustrated, pp. 224-225, #30; BIB# AI69240
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2003 (2004) illustrated, p. 39; BIB# AI93746