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Corkscrew

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt bronze, steel

  • Credit Line:

    G. Giachin Bequest

  • Museum number:

    M.100-1993

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Corkscrew with handle of cast ormolu and gilt, in the form of a wine barrel with staves and hoops. Grapes and vine leaves in relief surround the barrel; long plain steel worm.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gilt bronze, steel

Marks and inscriptions

BAUER GAGNERAIN
Stamped

Dimensions

Length: 12.1 cm, Width: 7.2 cm

Descriptive line

Corkscrew, steel and ormolu, France, 1800-1900, stamped BAUER GAGNERAIN.

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; Ormolu

Techniques

Casting; Forging; Amalgam gilding

Subjects depicted

Vine leaves; Barrel; Grapes

Categories

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

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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