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Two Argentinian Corkscrews – One Marked by Artist Arbio

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Current price : $105.00
Starting bid: $105.00
# of bids: 1
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Location: North Hills, CA
Started: 11/3/2017 EDT
Ended: 11/11/2017 2:31:00 PM EDT
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Two Argentinian Corkscrews – One Marked by Artist Arbio

Offered in this lot are two rather unusual “T” handle corkscrews, one of which is marked “Argentina”. Although I’m unsure of the origin of the other, I did acquire both many years ago in a small collection with other Argentinian pieces.

The Argentinian example on the right is especially interesting. In addition to being marked “Argentina”, it also bears the name “Arbio”. From some basic research, Arbio was an Argentinian artist, and the two figures on the handle–a warrior type and a hooded monk-like figure–were almost certainly created by him (though I doubt he had anything to do with making the corkscrew handle). Although googling the name didn’t yield a great deal of personal or professional information on Arbio, interestingly several pieces of his art have shown up on eBay and other auction sites, some of which appear made of the same composite resin material and depicting similar mythical figures used for the handle of this corkscrew.

The piece on the left features the lovely face of a young nymph on both ends with her flowing hair decorating the major part of the handle. This handle appears made of a somewhat different material than the Argentinian piece being slightly lighter in color and texture. It appears almost ivory-like, but I suspect it is also of a composite resin material. I can find no markings. The handle of this piece measures 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm).

The worms, as can be seen in the photos, are both quite different. I consider both of these pieces to be in excellent condition.

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CONDITION

I consider both of these pieces to be in excellent condition.

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