Champagne tong and stopper set by G.Lorenz

G.Lorenzi, the only still family-owned shop on Milan’s famous Via Montenapoleone, is perhaps the most civilised retail space in Europe.

This Lorenzi special edition set, contained in a “Chancellor of the Exchequer budget” red calf leather case, comprises a chrome plate cast steel tong with hand-turned Makassar ebony handles polished with bees wax and a chrome plate brass stopper turned from a solid bar with a Makassar ebony top.

A ball-bearing connection between the stopper rings makes for a satisfyingly smooth action. Reputed to keep champagne unimpeachably fizzy.

Created exclusively for, this piece is limited to only 30 editions and is retailed at $520usd.