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|Corkscrews depicting some form of tangible
object are known as figurals. They are mostly quite
inexpensive & can be an ideal starting point for the
budding & enthusiast corkscrew collector. They
also make wonderful presents too as you can often
find a figural type that relates to an individual's life,
such as a breed of dog, cat, etc.
There are literally thousands of variations in both
form & design.
Here are some of the many figural type corkscrews
that you can find.
|This cheeky looking Monkey dates to the first half
of the 20th century. It's marked RT London.
|This Scotty dog corkscrew is part of a range of
22 British animal figural registered design
corkscrews from the 1930's
A Wade ceramic Seal corkscrew
from the 1960's. This example
probably has never pulled a cork &
still has the original box.
Wade Ceramics was founded in
1867 & they still survive today. They
are known for manufacturing a
number of figural ceramics known as
whimsies, so it's not surprising the
made a figural corkscrew.
|Brass figural corkscrews mostly from the 1930's - 1950's. There are so many variations out there some
of which are recorded British registered designs. Some are double sided, others have a flat back. Here
is a small selection.
|Maybe these two
show the diversity in
A Scandinavian silver
plated Viking ship.
An American Pig butt
with cap lifter &
|These comical looking wooden people are mostly from the 1960's
A Witch who flew over
on her broom from
Israel & a red Devil
who is American.
|These quirky looking American characters were made by the Syracuse Ornamental Company, also
known as Syroco in the 1940's & 50's. They are made of a composition material. The heads come off
to reveal a corkscrew.
|Beyond the various figural corkscrews shown here there are literally hundreds more.