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Corkscrew (picnic screw)

Corkscrew (picnic screw)

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cut steel

  • Credit Line:

    G. Giachin Bequest

  • Museum number:

    M.86:1-1993

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Corkscrew, of plain steel, the upper section comprising a small worm with above, a turned baluster moulding and a top resembling the bow of a key; the centre pierced to take the sheath as a handle. Facetted steel sheath tapering towards the bottom.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1790 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cut steel

Dimensions

Length: 11.5 cm overall, Length: 7.8 cm of corkscrew

Object history note

The design is based on a French embroidery needle.

Descriptive line

Corkscrew (Picnic screw), cut steel, France, ca.1790.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Musée Le Secq des Tournelles à Rouen, Ferronnerie Ancienne, Paris 1925, 2me Partie, plate CCLXXIII

Materials

Steel

Techniques

Cutting

Subjects depicted

Moulding

Categories

Drinking; Personal accessories; Metalwork; Tools & Equipment; Accessories

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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