Rare early edition can /
bottle opener with movable corkscrew - Signed & Dated C. Jere 1979
Good Vintage condition see photos!
This size can opener is very hard to find. See photos for a shot from the 1980 Jere catalog showing all the kitchen utensils. You can see the 24" can opener in the center.
You will also receive a copy of a fun article that ran in a 1980 Newspaper Arts
section entitled "Pop Sculpture Becoming Popular". See EXTENDED INFORMATION FOR MORE DETAILS
A. House C. Jere
collection utensils gourmet group was indeed so popular that A.
House is still making them 30 years later...except for this one! The
bottle opener was discontinued years ago and is the most difficult of
the group to find. As a fellow Jere
fan, I know you'll enjoy reading the email that I received from the famous A. House C. Jere designer BJ Keith's daughter the last time we offered a Jere Can Opener:
"Hi! Just a quick note
as I happened on this item when browsing: Indeed, this IS a rare piece. It was my Mother's very first piece for A. House and the first of the kitchen utensil collection. She
is quite famous in the metal sculpture field now. Her work has been in
Architectural Digest, American Bungalow (article "An Artists Bungalow")
as well as in too numerous to count exec offices on television. She
actually learned to weld on this piece! I just thought you'd like to
know this little bit of of trivia on this piece! I wish that I could
afford this piece just for nostalgia and heritage sake. You brought a
smile to my face seeing this."."
further communication with the author
revealed that her Mom is B.J. Keith, A. House's gifted and prolific
head designer from 1980 until she retired last year. Mentored by Jerry
Fells, Ms. Keith started with A. House in 1975. Her kitchen utensil
designs were her ticket in. Added to the C. Jere line shortly
thereafter, the kitchen utensils are the longest running design in
A. House history
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