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5168 A Large and Fine Wine Funnel by Henry Nutting

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Most wine funnels are quite small, but this is a large example and in fine condition.  The maker, Henry Nutting, obviously had it in mind to make something substantial and of sufficient gauge to withstand hard use.  As a result the funnel has very little sign of wear and tear and even the tip of the spout is undamaged.

The bowl is of ovoid form, the lower part of which is reeded to allow the escape of air when wine is being decanted.  The spout is well curved and 'forked' to allow the smoothe passage of wine down the wall of the decanter.  It does not have a small inner ring for the attachment of muslin  - but whoever uses one in today's context?

This funnel is not just a good example of an antique silver wine funnel - it is also a very practical wine accessory and very fit for purpose - indeed as useful today as the day it was made.

Date: 1810

Dimensions: 6.5", 16.5 cm high

Weight: 220 grams, 7 oz, 1 dwt.

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