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Corkscrew

Corkscrew

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cut steel

  • Credit Line:

    G. Giachin Bequest

  • Museum number:

    M.71:1-1993

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Corkscrew, comprising a steel frame formed of straight convex bars, the outer surfaces cut with sloping flutes and a revolving circular collar, also of steel cut with horizontal mouldings and with a hole and knob in which the point of the worm fits. This is placed around the neck of the bottle; sheath of steel cut at intervals with sloping flutes and pierced with a square aperture which fits onto the top of the worm to form a handle. This screws to a thread above the frame when not in use.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1700-1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cut steel

Dimensions

Length: 15.3 cm, Width: 3 cm

Descriptive line

Corkscrew, cut steel, France, 1700-1750.

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

Bernard M. Watney and Homer D. Babbidge, Corkscrews for Collectors, Sotheby Parke Bernet, London and New York, 1981, ISBN: 0 85667 113 4

Materials

Steel

Techniques

Forging; Cutting

Subjects depicted

Fluting

Categories

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

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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