London, South Kensington
11 December 2001
An 18th century steel fixed bow corkscrew
with double scroll handle and seal base (uninscribed), Archimedian screw, light surface rust, probably French, circa 1740/1760, marked with indistinct initials on the top of the base, height 8.50 cm.
See Plate 7
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For similar examples see, Bertrand Giulian, Corkscrews of the 18th Century, Colour Plate 111
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