11.5 X 5 cm (4 1/2 X 1 5/16 in.) Weight: 56.7 gm (1 oz 16 dwt)
Medium or Technique
Silver, steel, ivory
Not On View
The cockscrew is formed of a piece of sheet, seamed to form a cylinder and pierced with a gallery supported by four columns, with engraved fluting, capitals, and bases. Attached to the ivory handle at the tops is steel helix, or “worm”, in the center of the openwork sleeve. The tip of the helix is covered with a removable tapering sheath with a flat tip. It is assembled from three pieces of sheet.
Anonymous Gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 17, 1979)