George III Silver Wine Funnel
George III Silver Wine Funnel
George III Silver Wine Funnel
George III Silver Wine Funnel
George III Silver Wine Funnel
George III Silver Wine Funnel

JOHN CROUCH & THOMAS HANNAM (worked from 1765)

George III Silver Wine Funnel

1813 London England

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£550 gbp
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An elegant antique sterling silver wine strainer, or port strainer, with plain styling and simple thumbpiece. Handsome plain design with reed borders. Weight 61 grams, 2 troy ounces. Height 12cm. Diameter 7.8cm. London 1813. Maker John Crouch II.
This useful silver wine funnel is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks on the strainer, the funnel has the lion, duty and makers marks.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
The wine funnel became common towards the end of the 18th century; a few rare earlier examples exist. With the modern wine making methods wine funnels are generally used just for decanting wine however in olden times the wine needed to be filtered before drinking it. The pierced platform is not normally sufficient to strain the wine properly and needs a piece of muslin fitted between the pierced section and the spout. There are two main varieties: the first has a spout which detaches just below the bowl of the funnel, the other has a detachable inner bowl with a pierced centre inside the main bowl. Occasionally there is a further detachable ring which held the muslin firmly. Funnels exist without a pierced strainer and were probably used to decant liquor or possibly perfume; these are normally smaller in size
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Vault 27
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