19th Century French Blue Painted Wine Corker
Dimensions: 27 1/2″H x 17 1/4″W x 9 1/4″D
This unique apparatus has a lot to do with the history and shaping of French history and culture: the wine bottle corker. This light blue painted wine corker, made around 1890, was used in a winery in the South of France. Wine production is intrinsic to French culture and is taken very seriously. Many aspects of French winemaking have remained unchanged for centuries. Great pride is taken in the wines produced in each growing region. Once a vineyard’s grapes have been harvested, pressed, and aged, the resulting wine will be bottled and finally sealed with a cork, using an iron wine corker just like this one.