5114 A German 'Lady's Legs' Corkscrew
This is a standard pair of 'Lady's Legs' corkscrew. The decorated folding handle being in the form of stockinged legs wearing half-length laced boots and with 'stockings reaching above the knee in two shades of green stripes. The 'thighs' are flesh-coloured.
Most corkscrews of this pattern have archimediean worms and these are thought to be for the home (German) market. When they have open wire helixes - like this example - they are thought to have been made for the English market.
There are two small 'nicks' in the celluloid 'stockings' on one leg, but it is only noticeable on very close inspection. The hingeing mechanism is tight and sound.
Date: c.1890 - 1920
Dimensions: 2.6", 6.8 cm. long (folded)
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