ANTIQUE SILVER WINE FUNNELS

First developed towards the end of the 17th Century, wine funnels were a necessity for decanting wines from the cask to the decanter. Examples from this period are very rare, with the main period for production being toward the end of the Georgian period, as wine drinking became more common. Early examples are typically plain in style, with later pieces being more decorative and of heavier gauge. Good condition 18th Century examples, and those by certain silversmiths, are the most sought after today.

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L4676: Sterling Silver Wine Funnel

Hallmarked In 1805

Hallmarked in London in 1805 by William Abdy II, this handsome, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Wine Funnel, is plain in design with reed detailing, and has the original muslin ring. The wine funnel measures 4.75"(12cm) tall, by 3.25"(8cm) in diameter, and weighs 2.6 troy ounces.

£1,175

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L5607: Sterling Silver Wine Funnel

Hallmarked In 1824

Hallmarked in London in 1824 by William Bennett, this striking, George IV period, Antique Sterling Silver Wine Funnel, is ornately decorated, featuring fluting to the spout, a gadroon border, the removable muslin ring, and attractive piercing to the strainer. The wine funnel measures 6.5"(16.5cm) tall, by 3.75"(9.5cm) in diameter, and weighs 6 troy ounces. 

£1,475

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L5608: Sterling Silver Wine Funnel

Hallmarked In 1826

Hallmarked in London in 1826 by Charles Fox, this exquisite, George IV, Antique Sterling Silver Wine Funnel, features a chased band of acanthus leaves around the base of the spout, a gadroon border, and a shell thumbpiece. The wine funnel measures 6"(15cm) tall, by 3.75"(9.5cm) in diameter, and weighs 6 troy ounces. 

£1,595

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