A German 'lady's legs' corkscrew
It is perhaps not surprising that among the more collectable of corkscrews, are those in the form of stockinged ladies' legs and with calf-length lace-up boots in a silvery coloured metal!
This particular corkscrew is in good overall condition, although there are two quite small 'dinks' in the celluloid on one side. The joints are all firm, the 'stockings' are intact - and it works! The shank is stamped Gesetzlich Geschutzt, although it is not very clear.
Corkscrews of this model appear in many colour combinations and in two different sizes, of which this is the larger. They were made in Germany although some were stamped for sale in the UK and elsewhere. The original German examples should not be confused with those made in the 1970s, nor the modern Chinese ones which are of distinctly inferior quality.
Date: c1890 - 1920
Dimensions: 2.6", 6.8 cm. long (folded)