Nice collection of rare antique French corkscrews/ Champagne taps. In former times, Champagne was extremely expensive and reserved for the nobility and the very wealthy. Who were equally reluctant to take this delicious drink. The Champagne tap was invented for this purpose: a corkscrew that is drilled through the cork, after which a glass can be poured at a time by a tap. Close the tap, and the carbon dioxide / bubbles remain in the bottle - for up to a whole week.
The specimens offered here date from the 19th / early 20th century and are in top condition - see photos! Rare beautiful collection for the true connoisseur.
The length varies from 16 cm for the smallest; 34 cm for the item with the wooden handle (where all the original brown paint has been worn off by the old age) and 33 cm for the beautiful curved metal copy.
The various outlets with which these antique specimens distinguish themselves from contemporary replicas are stunning: beautiful animal heads - here 2x a beautiful dog's head (probably a French Bulldog and a French Boxer) and a beautiful fascinating fish head for the specimen with the wooden handle.
- Mixed lot
- Champagne accessories
- Producer, Name of wine
- Antique Champagne taps, 19th / early 20th century
- Number of bottles
- Bottle size