Georgian gentleman's silver travelling wine corkscrew

Georgian gentleman's silver travelling wine corkscrew

Code: 12043

£595.00 Approx $675.37, €681.56
 

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 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 corks of a good bottle of wine.

OBJECT: Cork Screw

CULTURE: Georgian

DATE: c. 1800 - 1820 AD

MATERIAL: Silver and steel

SIZE: 39.4mm x 83.5mm 

WEIGHT:  23.47 grams

PROVENANCE: From a private collection, West Yorkshire. United Kingdom