Antique Bronze Elephant Liqueur Set Tantalus


  • £2,500.00
  • €2,927 Euro
  • $3,448 US Dollar

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Antique Bronze Elephant Liqueur Set Tantalus

This is an extremely fine Neo-classical French ornamental cast bronze, ormolu and glass liqueur set, circa 1840 in date.

This magnificent liqueur set is in the form of a finely patinated bronze sculpture of an elephant walking along and carrying an ormolu howdah with a large glass barrel on top and three fitted engraved glasses to each side.

The barrel is engraved and enamelled with floral decoration and has a brass tap to serve the whisky from. The sculpture is raised on an oval plinth base that has a decorative shaped canted edge.

Add a neo-classical touch to your home with this striking antique bronze elephant drinks set.

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 32 x Width 30 x Depth 22

Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 1 foot x Depth 9 inches

Fine Arts. of, relating to, or designating a style of painting and sculpture developed principally from the mid-18th through the mid-19th centuries, characterized chiefly by an iconography derived from classical antiquity, a hierarchical conception of subject matter, severity of composition and, especially in painting, by an oblique lighting of forms in the early phase and a strict linear quality in the later phase of the style.

Designating a style of poetry or prose, developed chiefly in the 17th and 18th centuries, rigidly adhering to canons of form that were derived mainly from classical antiquity, that were exemplified by decorum of style or diction, the three unities and that emphasized an impersonal expression of universal truths as shown in human actions, representing them principally in satiric and didactic modes.

Our reference: A1251


  • H: 32cm (12.60in)
  • W: 30cm (11.81in)
  • D: 22cm (8.66in)


circa 1840

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