This is a nice antique silver corkscrew, dating to the early 19th century. The silver is unmarked but tests positive for Sterling. The maker is probably Samuel Pemberton of Birmingham, who made examples of this quality and design. The outer case is marked with S.P. which he registered in 1812 - 1819. The screw opens to reveal the original steel worm, still sharp and perfectly solid. It is a nice and tactile object, used by a gentleman of substance whilst travelling to open the corks of a good bottle of wine.
OBJECT: Cork Screw
DATE: c. 1800 - 1820 AD
MATERIAL: Silver and steel
SIZE: 76mm x 42mm
WEIGHT: 24 grams
PROVENANCE: From a private collection, in Bath. United Kingdom
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