London, South Kensington
11 December 2001
A LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY STEEL FINGER RING SEAL CORKSCREW
PROBABLY ENGLISH, MAKERS INITIALS ON THE SHANK POSSIBLY I.I.
mounted with an intaglio lion passant steel seal, wire helix (lacks sheath) length - 9.5 cm. (3 3/4 ins.)
See Plate 7
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For a similar example, see Bertrand Giulian, Corkscrews of the Eighteenth Century, Fig 9a and 9b
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