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  • Place of origin:

    England (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1930 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steel, shagreen and ivory

  • Credit Line:

    G. Giachin Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Shagreen and ivory were fashionable materials in England during the 1930s and were used for items such as cigarette cases, cigar boxes and similar luxury goods.

Physical description

Corkscrew comprising a large wooden handle in the shape of a barrel, covered with shagreen. This is separated by two bands of ivory and similar bands are atttached at each end; long worm of plain steel with narrow flute. This is secured through the handle by means of a knurled silver washer.

Place of Origin

England (possibly, made)


ca. 1930 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Steel, shagreen and ivory


Length: 14.2 cm, Width: 6.4 cm

Descriptive line

Corscrew, steel, the handle covered in shagreen, mounted in ivory, Engalnd, ca.1930.

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


Steel; Shagreen; Ivory; Wood; Silver


Forging; Carving

Subjects depicted

Fluting; Barrel


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


Metalwork Collection

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