The Old Corkscrew is a unique antique dealer with the largest collection of antique corkscrews in Africa. Operating from the shop, local and international antique fairs and online it possesses an impressive collection of notable antiques.
We regularly visit the antique fairs in the United Kingdom including Lapada and The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia London where we showcase our new discoveries. Visitors to the fairs are sure to find a rare piece amongst our collection.
When next in South Africa be sure to visit our antique shop in Franschhoek. This picturesque town which is nestled in the winelands of the Western Cape is a comfortable fifty-minute drive from Cape Town.
Franschhoek known as the ’Food and Wine Capital’ of South Africa, boasts many restaurants, some situated on award winning wine farms.
Late 19th century Belgian ‘800’ silver neo-rocaille style vase by Wolfers Frères, Brussels. Impressed ‘Goldschmidt’ for the German firm in Cologne (acting as retailer). This vase was probably designed by Philippe Wolfers and the cherub by Isidore De Rudder as part of the “Les Maraudeurs” range, featuring putti playing.