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The push fit hallmarked detachable funnel is encircled with two bands of thread decoration in addition to three applied vertical fluted bands.
The body of the funnel is further embellished with a bright cut engraved crest displaying a lion rampant and a coat of arms* of three demi lions rampant argent langued gules above the family motto 'Ubi Amor Ibi Fides' - Where there is love, there is faith/fidelity .
The hemispherical sieve has a gadroon decorated rim and circular pierced decoration in a geometric floral formation.
This impressive Georgian wine funnel is an exceptional example of its type.
* The armourial bearings are those of the Newman family, prior to the creation of the baronetcy of Mamhead in 1836.
Further deatiled information pertaining to the Newmans and the baronetcy available on request or on purchase of the wine funnel.
Diameter top 8.7cm/3.4"
4 troy ounces/124g
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The gadroon decoration is very sharp.
and the bright cut engraved armourial bearings are very crisp.
Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body are very clear; the second letter of the maker’s mark is rubbed as a result of its position.
The part hallmarks to the rim of the sieve, as to be expected, are very clear.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this exceptional piece of Georgian silverware.
Origin: London, England
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear