Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Prohibition Corkscrew - Fun Find

The 1932 Flauder silver plated corkscrew, bottle opener and jigger was sold as a “4-in-1 Friendship Kit” and was marketed as “Jolly Good Mixer”.

The piece illustrated the two faces of prohibition as seen by Pulitzer prize winning cartoonist Rollin Kirby. Kirby was vehemently opposed to prohibition and created a cartoon character named Mr. Dry, a mean and stoic proponent of prohibition. Side one is an assertive, self-righteous, barking man who on the flip side is smiling and enjoying a sloshing cocktail.

 (sorry, this piece is sold)

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