Offered for your consideration is this very scarce Tantalus or Cruet. Note the matching grape and vine pattern on the silver and crystal and the perfect fit of the bottles in baskets - no doubt these are original.The crystal decanters are just about 8 inches tall with the stoppers, one of them on the bottom is hand etched a letter P, which led me to believe these crystals are made by Pairpoint of Massachusetts. The etching on the crystal is phenomenal, absolutely one of the best from American Brilliant Period. The silver plated stand or basket stands 10 1/2 inches tall to the top of the handle and 10 inches wide. Marked Wilcox SP Co and International Silver Co at the bottom. Wilcox is one of the contributors for International Silver Company founded in 1898 and was out of business in 1940s.
I'd date this piece to early 1900s, likely no later than 1920. All pieces in pristine condition, one exception is a shallow flake on the stopper which can not been seen when the stopper sits on the bottle.
Very hard to find a complete original set like these. Check My Daily 0.99 Cents Deals! The item "Pairpoint Glass Wine Decanter Wilcox/International Silverplate Tantalus Cruet" is in sale since Monday, June 27, 2016.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Cut Glass\American Brilliant". The seller is "sunnyjkw" and is located in Kew Gardens, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.