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9654 A Sterling Silver Mounted Cork for Brandy

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This is a silver-mounted cork. These are usually made of electroplated metal, while others have the names engraved on Mother-of-pearl. Silver ones are unusual. They were made to stopper a serving bottle or carafe, and were usually for spirits.

This example is formed as a full crescent on a bell-shaped mount. It was made in Birmingham, UK in 1892 by H Matthews.

Date: 1892

Dimensions: 3.75" long

Price: UK customers £120, US customers $160, Euro customers €140, Australian customers $210

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