Le Collectionneur – through carefully crafted walnut showcases containing Wine Tools – engages out contemporary creation in dialogue with unique pieces; collector’s corkscrews, refined or modest, but always authentic.
Treasures of inventiveness
Lever, T-shaped, twin-blade corkscrews… the cork extraction systems are numerous and surprising. What inventiveness also for the “mechanisms”! Rack, tilted ring, helical, screw handle, bell-head, compound lever mechanisms… Over time – since the 18th century, when the sale of wine in bottles was authorised – ingenious minds have filed hundreds of patents for corkscrew designs. Even those of hand-made origin, their careful manufacture demonstrates the attention paid to the design details: the choice and adjustment of the materials – ebony, horn, steel, brass… – the stem delicately worked in an oblique form up to the spindle, solid spindle, round spindle, cutting coils, spiral tip centred or uncentred…
The large showcase houses:
• 5 opening tools, each with its own place on the broad felt surface:
– Chromed Bilame
– Champagne Cork Opener
– Chromed metal Garçon®
– Corkscrew Oeno Motion® Wood
– Chromed metal Foil Cutter
• 3 unique models of antic corkscrews (19th or 20th century) to be placed on the free surface reserved for them
• The corkscrew booklet
Small brochure presenting some of the technical and historical characteristics of the corkscrews
EACH COLLECTIONNEUR IS UNIQUE
• Antique corkscrews: from one showcase to another, antique corkscrews – unique pieces – are never the same.
• Tools of L’Atelier du Vin: each type of showcase – Collectionneur 1, 2… – always contains the same set of new tools.
CONDITION OF THE OLD-STYLE CORKSCREWS
Our old-style corkscrews are in working condition. Certain models may present mechanical or surface condition imperfections. L’Atelier du Vin may not be held liable for this. Returning these objects, whatever the defects are, is not possible, therefore. Thank you for your understanding.
MAINTENANCE OF OLD CORKSCREWS
Over time, oxidation of the metal may become excessively present. To remedy this, traditional methods are still effective: emery cloth, steel wool, varnish, beeswax, etc.
Materials and manufacture : solid walnut, wool felt and foam padding. Handcrafted in France.
Sizes: L 51.4cm x D 33.9cm x H 8.1cm.
Customization on request: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 in stock (can be backordered)