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9890 A Belle Epoch Champagne Tap

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This is the least usual form of champagne tap which allows a glass of bubbly to be drawn from a bottle leaving the remainder fresh.

The tap has a steel tip which can be screwed through a cork (first drilled to make it easier), and the champagne can be taken by turning the side tap. The handle is boxwood and has an acorn finial at each end.

Champagne taps were very popular around the turn of the century (19th & 20th), but the fashion for them faded quickly after the Great War.

Date: c.1890

Dimensions: 13.75 ", 35 cm. long

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