Scottish silver wine funnel

Scottish silver wine funnel

£1,275

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5678

A good quality early Victorian Scottish silver wine funnel in very good and original condition. The bowl is decorated with a finely detailed acanthus leaf mount and the funnel has its original shell-shaped hook.

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 / 5 2932"
Diameter 95 mm / 3 2932"
Weight 139 g (4.47 troy ozs)
Year

1839

Place

Edinburgh

Condition

Excellent

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