I waited so long to post about it because I couldn't bear to open the package... it was in its mint original package, with a blue foil sticker reading "Made in Denmark".
Finally this weekend, I couldn't resist and tore it open. Look at the beautiful wood grain!
I paid $5.50 for this little guy plus $3 shipping. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I bought this over a year ago! The seller had multiple birds for sale. I understand that an old print shop had closed down in Connecticut, and that's where he found these treasures, all in their original packaging. I do wonder what they were doing in a print shop...
This little bird's head has a lovely shape to it. It is marked "Denmark" on the underside of its pedestal base.
There are three separate components to this piece: a corkscrew bottom, bottle brush head, and bottle opener body.
See how it all fits together? Brilliant!
Since I opened it and put it together, I've been admiring its graceful form. It's currently sitting at my computer desk. Unfortunately, I don't know much about this piece other than where it's made. No indication of the age at all. Has anyone seen one of these guys in the wild?
These two make a cute little pair, don't they?