5 of the Most Collectible Corkscrews

By Fine+Rare

Jul 20th, 2018

Wine connoisseurs and design lovers alike will be captivated by our edit of the most beautiful bottle openers…

Gucci Exotic Wood & Gold-Plated Brass Corkscrew, £663, 1stdibs

An ingeniously designed and highly sought-after bottle opener executed in exotic wood and gold-plated brass by Gucci in the 1960s. The Italian fashion house’s iconic G logo unscrews and slides precisely over one end to form a stable T handle.

Carl Aub**öck Large Brass Key Corkscrew Bottle Opener, £983, 1stdibs**

Key-shaped, 6” brass corkscrew with a gently humorous aesthetic. Designed and manufactured by Viennese artist and designer Carl Auböck, renowned for his Modernist style. Blending fun and functionality, and with a patina that shows how much the piece has been loved.

RBT Tabletop Corkscrew, $150, RBT

Entertaining elevated. This striking tabletop corkscrew from Seattle-based wine and barware designers RBT features a hand-finished metal frame and pivoting bottle platform on an acacia wood base. Inspired by pure geometry and cleverly designed to open both 75cl bottles and magnums.

Sterling Schiebler for Tiffany & Co. Travel Corkscrew, £1,975, Foundwell

An exceptionally rare corkscrew produced in circa 1890 by one of America’s finest silversmiths, George Shiebler, and retailed by Tiffany & Co. The design features organic seaweed detailing, conveniently screwing together for use and stowing away for travel.

Forge de Laguiole Stag Horn Handle Sommelier Corkscrew, £220, Amara

Created in collaboration with professional sommeliers, the ergonomics, elegance and efficiency of the Forge de Laguiole Sommelier earned it the German Design Council’s Design Plus award. Handmade in France by a single craftsman and available in an array of colours and finishes.

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