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A Rare Sterling Silver and Niello Decorated Retractable Corkscrew or Roundlet

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    A Rare Sterling Silver and Niello Decorated Retractable Corkscrew or Roundlet, Hallmarked London 1871


    The sterling silver capsule comprised of two sections that un-screw to reveal a retracting & reticulated iron helix, the exterior of both halves decorated overall with niello acanthus-leaf motifs,. Length 3”

    Makers marks partially rubbed but legible for Henry William Dee Ltd.

    (Niello is a process whereby copper and lead sulphides are fused into an engraved metal surface - usually silver, creating a highly contrasting decorative effect)
     

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