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Very Rare Sterling Silver Carved Mother Of Pearl Perfume Bottle Cork Screw Georgian Birmingham Circa 1810

Vinces Vault

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Antique Early 19th Century King George III era Very Rare Example of a Top Quality, Well preserved and surviving Perfume Bottle Corkscrew manufactured in Steel with Sterling Silver Fittings and a Carved and turned, Solid Mother of Pearl Handle.

A Dainty and very pretty piece featured as a traditional Cork Screw but of a much smaller size so as to accommodate perfume corked bottles.

The Mother of pearl Handle boasts turned Silver Banding to the terminals and a silver clad stem with a one piece fitted forged iron double twist pattern screw for removing a cork from a bottle, the corkscrew is finished with its own purpose built silver sleeve or scabbard that features a threaded collar so as to enclose the screw terminal and stay firmly in place.

The Corkscrew would also have served for opening small bottles or pudding wine on a picnic or similar during the period.

Measuring  only 7.5 cm in length or 2.9 inches and having a width to the handle of 6 cm or 2.3 inches and a weight of 32.7 Grams or 1.12 Ounces it makes for a true 'pocket' piece that would have been Carried by Ladies and Dandies alike.

The Sterling Silver Scabbard to the Corkscrew is impressed with the makers mark for for Samuel Pemberton of Snow Hill, Birmingham, Pemberton Worked from c1787 through to c1817 where upon he became Pemberton, Son & Mitchell and later (from 1821) S. Pemberton & Son, No other markings are present to the Silver.

Makes for a Fine addition to any collection of Period Silver Ware as well as being a Fabulous Decorators piece within the home and still very much useable as originally intended as well as for the use of opening bottles of Wine!