African Rhino Wine Cork Bottle Stopper Hallmarked Sterling Big 5 Animal Handcrafted in South Africa
Handcrafted in South Africa, this unique African Rhino Cork Stopper/Bottle Stopper Hallmarked Sterling Silver, is vintage, authentic AfriSilver, purchased from the artist and stamped with the logo. This Rhino represents one of the South African Big 5, considered the five most powerful animals in Africa, the Rhino, Lion, Water Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard and the Lion.
This sculptured Rhino cork stopper, will be a great addition to your decor and a good conversation piece as well as a collectible work of art.
These products are unused although vintage.
Each sculpture is individually handcrafted and completed in 925 silver, and in its original gift box. The last photo shows an original stand with all five cork/bottle stoppers and one extra elephant. This is not included as this listing is only for the Hippo Cork Stopper.
Corkscrews and other bar and dining items are a part of the collection noted below, gifted to the White House by South Africa.
Approximate Dimensions: 2"H X 3"Depth Measures 6.25" Around Head
Below is a copy of a part of the text from the White House visit of President and First Lady Mbeki of South Africa in 2000, at which time they exchanged gifts with President and First Lady Clinton.
MRS. MBEKI'S GIFT TO MRS. CLINTON: Mrs. Mbeki presents to Mrs. Clinton a 12-piece set of Afrisilver napkin rings. Each napkin ring features a different animal found in Africa, including a lion, elephant, leopard and buffalo.
These authentic AfriSilver napkin products and are in the original boxes and have never been used. Purchased directly from the artist while in South Africa. A few show natural signs of age and pigmentation.