Wine funnells in silver, Sheffield plate and electroplate were mostly made between 1770 and 1820, their purpose being to remove sediment from wine decanted from the bottle to the decanter, or from the decanter to the glass. Most wine funnels are one or two piece circular constructions with a fixed or removable strainer or gauze, or else an inner ring to hold a muslin straining cloth. They often also usually include a small hook on the rim.
English hallmarked sterling silver George III wine funnel with plain body & rope twist borders. London, 1775, maker Hester Bateman. Condition: good, some tarnishing & age related wear, marks rubbed. Length 12 cm. Weight 90g
A George III silver wine funnel, the flared rim with fine reeded detail, further reeding to the base sections, circular star form piercings to the bowl, shaped diamond form side clip. London 1809 by Charles Fox.
A George III silver wine funnel, fine reeded detail to the rim, traditional two piece construction, shaped clip to the top rim. London c.1790 by Samuel Godbehere & Edward Wigan, date mark rubbed. Weight 69.5gms. Length 12 cm
A rare George III Scottish silver wine funnel and matching saucer, the funnel of typical form with swollen upper section fitted to a tapering funnel, detailed with bead edging; the small circular saucer domed in the centre to accept the funnel standing upr
A George III silver wine funnel, the traditional ovoid bowl with plain reeded rim and curved tapered funnel end, the insert with conforming rim and single flower pierced grill, original shaped clip. London 1810. Length 14.5 cm
Henry Chawner & John Emes, sterling silver wine funnel, plain moulded bowl with a reeded rim and shaped tab, having detachable spout with reeded rim, engraved with a crest and motto, bearing marks for Henry Chawner and John Emes, London, 1796. Weight 65grs
A William IV sterling silver wine funnel maker's mark William Bateman II London 1834 reeded rim and spout with a campana writhen bowl engraved crest 'Weigh well' 136 grs. Total weight of silver. Height 15 cm.
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