Fable animal corkpress
The corkpress is shaped like a .Â The fable animal has had a relationship to medicine dating back to the Egyptians and its form can be seen in various medical settings into the nineteenth century. The press got his original black colour and the tail has a unique colours, gold with red top. Even the mouth is red.During the 18th and 19th c. there was no chemist that had not a cast-iron corkpress in his shop. Mostly shaped in a acanthus-leaf or animalform they stood screwed onto the wooden counter. There use was to â€˜pressâ€™ the cork and make it fit, airtight, into the bottle-neck. Length 28 cm.