This bronze French bouchonneuse (wine bottle corker) was made in the early 1900’s. This bouchonneuse was most likely used by small vineyard or perhaps by a larger vineyard for a small batch offering. After pulling the arms apart, a hollowed out cylinder is exposed. A cork would then be placed in the cylinder and secured by squeezing the bouchonneuse arms by hand. After placing the bouchonneuse on top of the bottle, the activator would be pressed down, forcing the cork into the neck of the bottle and sealing the wine inside.
An interesting piece of barware, this early 20th century bronze bouchonneuse from France is a must-have for those that collect vintage and antique barware, corkscrews, etc.
Stamped “R G” on the side.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor buildup and rubs.