Akadama Port Wine Corkscrew

Not that I managed to pick this pair up the other day, but for those on the hunt for antique Japanese corkscrews, here are a couple of Clough-like corkscrews, that would make nice–albeit simple–additions to the collection.

If you look closely at the cards upon which the corkscrews would be attached, you will notice that the corkscrews were intended to be used on a bottle of Akadama Port Wine; a beverage launched in 1907 by Shinjiro Torii (the founder of Suntory)

Notice on the Akadama bottle below, the Registered Trade Mark is the same as on the carded corkscrew above…

If you have an antique Japanese corkscrew–Akadama or otherwise–drop me a line…