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Bottle opener

  • Place of origin:

    Sheffield (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1847 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Copper, plated with nickel silver, and steel

  • Credit Line:

    G. Giachin Bequest

  • Museum number:

    M.80-1993

  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 67, The Whiteley Galleries, case 17

Combination tools of this form were supplied by champagne companies for advertising purposes, as a number were recorded bearing names of famous brands. The serrated balde was designed to cut the wire cage holding the cork in the bottle.

Physical description

Pocket knife with corkscrew and key

Place of Origin

Sheffield (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1847 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Copper, plated with nickel silver, and steel

Marks and inscriptions

Bears a Registered Mark: 14th May . Blade stamped ‘-BLANCHE’.

Inscribed on side: F.W. NEWBURY

Dimensions

Height: 0.6 cm, Length: 9.3 cm, Width: 6.5 cm

Object history note

Bequest - estate of G.Giachin, London
Register states handle stamped with register mark for 1847.
Combination tools of this form supplied by champagne companies for advertising purposes, as a number were recorded bearing names of famous brands. The serrated balde was designed to cut the wire cage holding the cork in the bottle.

Descriptive line

Basemetal

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

Categories

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

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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