French 19th Century Painted Cast-Iron Wine Corker
Dimensions: 37-1/2″H x 18-1/4″W x 9-1/4″D
This wine corker, made circa 1870, was used in a winery in France. This corker was painted green at one point in its lifetime, however time has erased much of the paint, leaving only a memory of what it once was. Wine production is intrinsic to French culture and many aspects of French wine-making 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.