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Ellis Collection -French 1953 Patent Bell Figural

Listing # 17655
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : (GBP) £50.00
(USD) $65.76
Starting bid: (GBP) £66.00
(USD) $86.81
# of bids: 1
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Luton, Beds
Started: 10/30/2015 EDT
Ended: 11/9/2015 8:20:10 PM EDT
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DESCRIPTION

Ellis Collection - French 1953 Patent Bell Figural

 

Unusual corkscrew discretely disguised as a heavy black finish steel table bell with a solid brass handle which has cap lifter in the middle.  The corkscrew and clapper are gilded and hidden inside the bell. 
It is marked “Made in France” and “Brevete SGDG” on the underside of the handle.  This is the 1953 French Patent of Emile Bertrand.  10 cms high

 

See Bidault – Les Brevets de Tire-Bouchon Francais – page 229

CONDITION

 

Condition – Very good, some scratches on outside of bell, a few dark marks on handle, some loss of gilding on clapper, bell rings well, worm is intact.

 


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