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9654 A silver mounted cork engraved 'Brandy'

£120.00 Approx $165.06, €140.52

Code: 9654

This is a silver-mounted cork. These are usually made of electroplated metal, while others have the names engraved on mother-o'-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