George III Antique Silver Wine Funnel
Maker: John Crouch II
An elegant antique silver wine strainer, or port strainer, with plain styling and simple thumbpiece. Handsome plain design with reed...
An elegant antique 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.
Maker John Crouch II.
Marks. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks on the strainer, the funnel has the lion, duty and makers marks.
Literature: 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
This useful silver wine funnel is in very good condition.
Maker: John Crouch II
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