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Corkscrew

Corkscrew

  • Place of origin:

    New York (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Negbauer (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Base-metal alloy plated with chrome

  • Credit Line:

    G. Giachin Bequest

  • Museum number:

    M.108-1993

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This corkscrew, made in the USA in around 1920 in the form of a man dressed in overcoat boots and top-hat leaning on an umbrella, with gaunt facial features represents Senator Volstead, the American Prohibitionist. The worm, which unscrews the cork, is concealed in a slot at the back of the fixture and is operated by turning the head to the right.

Physical description

In the form of a man dressed in overcoat boots and top-hat leaning on an umbrella, with gaunt facial features; set on a flat base. The worm is concealed in a slot at the back of the fixture and is operated by turning the head to the right. The figure represented is Senator Volstead, the American Prohibitionist.

Place of Origin

New York (made)

Date

ca. 1920 (made)

Artist/maker

Negbauer (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Base-metal alloy plated with chrome

Marks and inscriptions

Made in USA Patd NEGBAUR NY
Stamped

Old Snifter
On base

Dimensions

Height: 14.2 cm, Width: 3.8 cm base

Object history note

In the form of a man dressed in overcoat boots and top-hat lreaning on an umbrella, with rancid facial features; set on a flat base. The worm is concealed in a slot at the back of the fixture and is operated by turning the head to the right. The figure represented is Senator Volstead, the American Prohibitionist.

Descriptive line

Cork screw, base-metal alloy, plated with chrome. United States, about 1920

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
Philippa Glanville and Sophie Lee, eds., The Art of Drinking, V&A Publications, London, 2007, p. 109

Materials

Chrome; Steel

Categories

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

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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