Silver-plated wine funnel

Silver-plated wine funnel

£155

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Mid-Victorian, antique, silver-plated wine funnel filter with a scroll, leaf and shell border. This wine funnel is very well made and very reasonably priced when compared to a silver funnel of the same period and design.

First appearing at the end of the 17th century, silver wine funnels were designed to decant wine from the bottle to a decanter for the table.

The bowl was pierced with holes for catching larger pieces of detritus such as cork, while a retaining ring kept a piece of muslin straining cloth in place which filtered out finer sediment and prevented spoiling the wine in the decanter.

In the 18th century the spigot was crafted with a curved tip to ensure the wine ran gently down the wall of the decanter and, particularly for very fine or old wines, prevent bruising the wine.

Dimensions:

Height 145 mm / 6"
Diameter 100 mm / 4"
Year

c1850

Place

Sheffield

Condition

Excellent

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