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G. Giachin Bequest
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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
Materials and Techniques
Length: 15.3 cm, Width: 3 cm
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
Drinking; Personal accessories; Metalwork; Tools & Equipment; Accessories