One day I was contacted by a man in Canada who said that he dealt with estates and that he found an interesting corkscrew, and interesting it was. Nestled inside an antique red case was a beautiful Sterling silver figural corkscrew with a sheath and bladed helix with the handle in the form of some kind of big cat. The dealer was already chatting with other collectors and had a few offers, of which, I was willing to beat. It wasn't cheap, but I can't resist a custom piece with a case. One theory was that this piece was made for a doctor. The corkscrew would be used to open medicine bottles and the funnel would be used for measuring out medicines. If you have any more information on this corkscrew then send me a message, but this one is sure to make it to my best 6 for 2023.
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