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Champagne Muselet Caps

1980?  Nine champagne muselet caps from Veuve Cheurlin, picturing each a fable of La Fontaine.  $35 for the set of nine from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne-Ricouart, France, Sept., ‘20

Now here is something new – and a new group of collectors, known in France as “placomusophiles.”  A muselet is the wire cage that fits over the cork of a bottle of champagne, sparking wine, or beer.  The quality of illustration here in a small curved surface is quite high!


 Top row: GGE; FC; WL; Wolf & Goat

Center: TH

Bottom row: Cat & Weasel; GA; Rooster & Cat; FS



2020?  Numbered set of Six champagne muselet caps marked "Champagne."  Each of the six has a number.  €6 from Alain Jouglet at "Les Capsules d'Alain," Loivre.  , France, Dec., '20.


OR                                   FS                          FC


WL                               TH                          GA


2021  Capsules de champagne “Fables de La Fontaine.”  Série Générique.  Six champagne muselets picturing fables and Jean de La Fontaine.   2 from jeremyd8891 on Ebay, July, ’21.

Here is our third set of muselets.  This series seems tied not to a particular vineyard but to the territory of Champagne.