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Holiday l 2013

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044-045 Collecting_Layout 10/23/13 6:10 PM Page 2 (Top) Early corkscrews of humble materials resembled "steel worms," which gunsmiths used to clean musket barrels in the 1600s. (Bottom) Rare antique tastevins made of silver. The finishes fade and result in unique patinas. century to later exquisite silver finishes, these rare antique accoutrements are highly sought after by collectors who are not only wine imbibers, but thirst to surround themselves with a bit of wine history. Marjorie Snow is a published writer and photographer with a vast knowledge of antiques and their history, Snow was the owner of Terra Cotta in Las Vegas, an exclusive architectural vintage gallery, which was featured in numerous West Photos: Marjorie Snow Coast magazines. C ARMEL M AG A Z I N E • H O L I D AY 2013 45

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