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Wine Funnels

Antique wine funnels have a curved spout to deflect wine down the side of the decanter and prevent it from dropping straight to the base of the decanter.  Funnels without a curved spout were for culinary and other uses. Glass wine funnels are rare, but silver examples are often seen; they are made in two or more sections so that the inside surfaces could be cleaned.

Generally, 18th century wine funnels are lightweight and of a standard design, while 19th century examples are heavier and either more elegant, or with decorative details.  All silver wine funnels were fitted with a 'tang' - a tab which descended from the edge of the bowl to allow the filter to be used over a punch bowl.  Originally wine funnels also incorporated an inner ring, sometimes with holes drilled in it, so that a fine muslin could be attached for fine filtering of the sediment from the wine.

6500 A Rare Glass Wine Funnel

6500 A Rare Glass Wine Funnel

While silver wine funnels are often seen, examples in glass are really quite rare. Glass... Date: c.1740-60

Price: UK customers £320, US customers $385, Euro customers €370, Australian customers $510

6516 A Silver Wine Funnel

6516 A Silver Wine Funnel

THis is an unusual wine funnel in that it is smaller than many. Nevertheless, the... Date: 1806

Price: UK customers £485, US customers $580, Euro customers €560, Australian customers $775

6522 A Fine Silver Wine Funnel

6522 A Fine Silver Wine Funnel

This is a very good, if slightly unusual wine funnel. It is crafted from good... Date: 1816

Price: UK customers £725, US customers $870, Euro customers €835, Australian customers $1,160

6537 A Silver Wine Funnel with Embossed Decoration

6537 A Silver Wine Funnel with Embossed Decoration

This charming wine funnel is smaller than some but is made from good gauge silver.... Date: 1808

Price: UK customers £485, US customers $580, Euro customers €560, Australian customers $775

6541 A Fine Silver Wine Funnel

6541 A Fine Silver Wine Funnel

This is a very good example of a George III silver wine funnel, being in... Date: 1800

Price: UK customers £575, US customers $690, Euro customers €660, Australian customers $920

6544 A Fine George III silver wine Funnel by David Hennell

6544 A Fine George III silver wine Funnel by David Hennell

This is a really good silver wine funnel made by David Hennell in London in... Date: 1801

Price: UK customers £765, US customers $920, Euro customers €880, Australian customers $1,225

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