Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Teak Bird Corkscrew Made in Denmark

I scored this cute little Corkscrew in the form of a teak bird on Ebay a few months ago. I have it shown here with my little mystery bird that I previously posted about.


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?





13 comments:

  1. I love those birds, so cute.

    I too wish to know more about the origins of the little bartender helper.

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  2. Adorable & would have come home with me too! Something about it reminds me of the original version of Woody Wood Pecker?
    Danielle
    http://awonderfullifeinfullframe.blogspot.ca/

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  3. Hans Bolling bird. Let me tweet your link. I will get some answers.

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    1. Ooooh I am a #thriftbreak lurker! Thanks S!

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  4. Ps I am not too sure abt the maker since I have never found one. :)

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  5. I love the expression on this teak bird. Fun photos, too :) of course.

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  6. i love them! the little tuft of "hair" is pretty adorable. i've been on the lookout for one since you posted the mystery bird originally, but i've never seen one out and about!

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  7. They are so cute together! I would've had a hard time breaking into the packaging, too. What a clever design- love it!

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  8. I have that bird as a bottle pourer. I assumed it was Japan. Good to know now. Great find

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  9. How cute! They compliment each other so well! I have never seen anything like your new bird before? Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  10. That bird is gorgeous. What a great find!!

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