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Corkscrew

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Nut, steel

  • Credit Line:

    G. Giachin Bequest

  • Museum number:

    M.111-1993

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Corkscrew with handle formed from a nut. Large steel worm with traces of silver-plating, set into a varnished nut one side of which has been polished. On this is painted the scene of a shipwreck with figures on a beach watching the ship; below is inscribed: Peruvian Ashore at Seaford 8 Feb. 189.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Nut, steel

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed: Peruvian Ashore at Seaford 8 Feb 1899

Dimensions

Length: 14.5 cm

Descriptive line

Corkscrew, steel, the handle formed from a nut, England, ca.1900.

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

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

Materials

Steel; Nut

Techniques

Forging; Polishing; Varnishing; Plating

Categories

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

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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