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Wine Bottle Cork Press

Wine Bottle Cork Press

#97182

Before the advent of industrialized bottling in the early 20th century, winemakers mostly corked their products by hand, which resulted in inconsistencies that in turn required re-corking as cellaring went on (the English word “butler” comes from the French “bouteilleur,” in other words the servant who corks wine for you). In the mid-1800s, cork presses appeared to make the butler’s job a little easier. This very early yet fully functional one-off iron press bears the manufacturer stamp “GP,” which we haven’t been able to trace. The metalwork indicates a provenance in Bordeaux around 1860.

Classification

Antique

MATERIAL

Iron

PERIOD

Late 19th Century

Overall Dimensions

Width: 9 " / 23 cm
Height: 41 " / 104 cm
Depth: 15 " / 38 cm