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ANTIQUE CORKSCREWS > Mechanicals

"Japanned" Barrel Thomason

Listing # 25217
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : (GBP) £4,577.20
(USD) $6,102.93
Starting bid: (GBP) £99.00
(USD) $132.00
# of bids: 37
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: UK
Started: 4/12/2019 EDT
Ended: 4/21/2019 3:09:38 PM EDT
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DESCRIPTION

Thomason's double threaded shaft corkscrew

Thomason Corkscrew with 'Japanned Grapes' decoration

The corkscrew is accompanied by a letter of authentication written by

Fletcher Wallis and dated 7th January 2004

"I have examined this corkscrew, the property of (name deleted).

The value of this corkscrew for the purposes of insurance is £6000

This corkscrew was patented in 1802 and is approximately

150-200 years old."


Fletcher Wallis is a well respected authority on Antique Corkscrews and is the author of 'British Corkscrew Patents from 1795' published by Vernier Press 1997


For further details please see Mechanical Corkscrews

by Ferd Peters p127-8


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CONDITION

The piece is in very good condition. Please see pictures

It has been in my possession for eleven years.

In its 'closed' position it is approx 7.0in long (185mm)

In its 'fully extended' position it is approx 10in long (260mm)

The helix worm is straight and full length.

The 'japanned barrel' is in very good condition with no damage.

The bone handle is also in very good condition. There is no brush.


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